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Political Culture as a Research Agenda

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Abstract

Scholars have been debating the utility of the political culture concept for over 40 years. Thus, there are difficulties incumbent in employing such a diverse and broad concept. In many respects this chapter raises questions about whole bodies of political culture research written in the field of political science, and the scholarship that emerged focusing on the Soviet people and their successors. This literature review addresses the history of political culture research and the strengths and weaknesses of previous scholarship before portraying my political culture conceptualization as I strive to learn from — and build upon — past and present research. As will be shown, the political culture concept has not always been employed to its full potential.

Keywords

Research Agendum Political Culture Liberal Democracy Russian Society Behavioral Domain 
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© James Alexander 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northeastern State UniversityTahlequahUSA

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