Culture and Politics: A Comparative Approach

Culture and Politics: A Comparative Approach

by Jan-Erik Lane, Svante Ersson

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This second edition of a well-established text has been expanded and fully updated in line with new events. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the enduring phenomenon of culture and its impact on contemporary society and politics, and is a book that no serious scholar or student of political culture should be without.

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ISBN-13: 9781409498230
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 23 MB
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About the Author

Jan-Erik Lane, University of Freiburg, Germany and Svante Ersson is Associate Professor at University of Umeå, Sweden.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: does culture matter?. Part I Culture and Outcomes: Introduction; 'Culture' and the concepts of culture; What culture matters for: outcomes. Part II Ethnicity: Introduction; Ethnic groups and nations; Outcomes of ethnicity. Part III Civilizations: Introduction; Civilizations and the major types of religion; Religion and its outcomes. Part IV Legacies: Introduction; Historical legacies and the Colonial heritage; Family structure and democracy. Part V Universal Values: Introduction; Universal values: three main theories; Value orientations: how real are they?; Gender (sex) as a major cultural cleavage; Conclusion: the impact of culture on outcomes; Appendices: Macro data set: variable list; Regional data set: variable list; Micro data set: variable list. References, Index.

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