© 1996

Democracy, Socialization and Conflicting Loyalties in East and West

Cross-National and Comparative Perspectives

  • Russell F. Farnen
  • Henk Dekker
  • Rüdiger Meyenberg
  • Daniel B. German

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Setting the Context

  3. Area/National Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Henk Dekker, Darina Malová, Remko Theulings
      Pages 139-164
    3. György Csepeli, László Kéri, István Stumpf
      Pages 195-206
    4. István Stumpf
      Pages 207-222
    5. György Csepeli
      Pages 223-241
  4. Socialization Processes: Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Hub Linssen, Louk Hagendoorn, Ludo Mateusen
      Pages 265-291
  5. Democratization Trends and European Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Rüdiger Meyenberg
      Pages 341-350

About this book


The 22 essays in this volume discuss contemporary trends in democratization, nationalism, political socialization, authoritarianism, and other topics such as conflicting loyalties in Europe and the US. Since there are seven different countries represented among the authors who have contributed to this volume, they have produced a unique, international, comparative and cross-national research perspective on significant issues in contemporary politics, socialization, and education. This book provides an interesting collection of empirical research findings and scholarly syntheses of quantitative and qualitative research efforts. Major emphasis in these studies is on the impact of socialization forces and political socialization of youth from various sources. Some research studies are quasi-longitudinal, treating different regions in Europe, and emphasizing significant themes such as racism, intolerance, xenophobia, the European Union, and democratic political philosophy and citizenship.


conflict democracy democratization desegregation European integration European Union (EU) human rights nationalism participation politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Russell F. Farnen
    • 1
  • Henk Dekker
    • 2
  • Rüdiger Meyenberg
    • 3
  • Daniel B. German
    • 4
  1. 1.University of ConnecticutHartfordUSA
  2. 2.Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of OldenburgGermany
  4. 4.Appalachian State UniversityUSA

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