Civic culture

Civic culture - Civic culture- culture characterized by...

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Civic culture- culture characterized by trust, legitimacy, and limited involvement, which some theorists believe is most conducive to democracy Civil society- the web of membership in social and political groups that some analysts believe is needed to sustain democracy Command economy- a centrally planned and controlled economy, this kind of economy operated in the former Soviet Union and communist countries Corporatism- in Europe, arrangements through which government, business and labor leaders cooperatively ser economic policy, normally outside of regular electoral legislative process; in Mexico and elsewhere in the third world, another term to describe the way people are integrated into the system via patron- client networks Demand- inputs through which people and interest groups put pressure on the state for change Democratic centralism- the Leninist organization structure that concentrates power in the hands of party elite Devolution- the process of decentralizing power from national governments that stops short of federalism Faction- a group organized on ideological or other lines operating inside a political party Federalism- constitutional practice in which sub national units are granted considerable power
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