The Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations / Edition 1

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Overview

Presenting a major intellectual development in the history of the social sciences, Almond and Verba have updated their classical five-nation study of comparative politics. Looking back over twenty-five years since the study's conception, Almond and Verba address many important questions--brought out by top scholars of the field--as to the validity of the inferences drawn from their findings and the "soundness" of their study. In addition, they recognize the many substantial changes in political culture that have transpired in the five nations studied--England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and the United States--over the past two decades. The contributing authors to this book are among the best in the field of comparative politics, thus making this book consistent with the scholarly precedent set forth in the first volume. Together these two books are essential resources for professionals and advanced students in political science, international relations, comparative politics, and political sociology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803935587
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/1989
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter I The Intellectual History of the Civic Culture Concept 1
Chapter II The Structure of Inference 37
Chapter III The Civic Culture: A Philosophic Critique 57
Chapter IV The Civic Culture from a Marxist-Sociological Perspective 103
Chapter V Political Culture in Great Britain: The Decline of the Civic Culture 124
Chapter VI The United States: Political Culture under Stress 177
Chapter VII Changing German Political Culture 212
Chapter VIII The Political Culture of Italy: Continuity and Change 273
Chapter IX Political Culture in Mexico: Continuities and Revisionist Interpretations 325
Chapter X On Revisiting the Civic Culture: A Personal Postscript 394
Index 411
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