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Chapter 4 government

American Political Culture

political culture distinctive and patterned way of thinking about how political and economic life ought to be carried out
americanism Americans have common values
political subcultures regions, religions, ethnic groups
political ideology views the government policies should strive for
civic duty belief one has obligation to participate in civic and political affairs
civic competence belief that one can affect government policies
class consciousness seeing self of worker whose interests are opposite of management's and vice versa
orthodox morality is atleast as important as self-expression, morals come from commands of God and laws of nature
progressive personal freedom is atleast as important as traditional moral rules, those rules must be evaluated in relationship to the modern world
political efficacy people's ability to understand and influence political events
internal efficacy capacity to understand and participate in politics
external efficacy capacity to make system respond to citizenry
alexis de toqueville
Created by: jumpthemoon