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Political culture consists of actual values,
attitudes and beliefs most people hold in
society. Public opinion and political culture
Public opinion reflects people’s short term
outlook. Example: Health care reform
Transient in nature.
Political culture is a deep seated value of the
people at large.
Ideology, political culture and public opinion are
all related, but not the same.
all Malleability of Political Culture
Some people believe that political culture can be
molded. Iraq war (2003) is based on this
Culturalists believe that political culture cannot
be changed. So US effort to democratize Iraq
is futile. Political Socialization
The process by which the political culture of a
society is carried on from one generation to
The process of shaping and transmitting
It entails changes over time leading to a
transformation of the political culture.
transformation Agents of Political Socialization
The Military Classification of Political Culture
Consensual and Conflictual
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