The Theory of Political Culture

The Theory of Political Culture

by Stephen Welch



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199553334
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/24/2013
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stephen Welch is a Lecturer in Politics at the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University. He is author of The Concept of Political Culture. In addition to articles and chapters on the topic of political culture he has also written about American political participation, political scandal, multi-level governance, and topics in international relations. His most recent work has been a critique of the idea of cosmopolitan memory and a discussion of the contribution of political culture to intelligence studies. He teaches in the areas of democratic theory, American politics, and the philosophy of the social sciences.

Table of Contents

1. Theoretical Marginalization: The Positivist Mainstream of Political Culture Research
2. Theoretical Denial: The Interpretive Alternative in Political Culture Research
3. Theoretical Displacement (I): Materialist Alternatives to Political Culture Research
4. Theoretical Displacement (II): Discursivist Critiques of Political Culture Research
5. The Dualistic Ontology of Culture (I): Philosophical Arguments
6. The Dualistic Ontology of Culture (II): Psychological Findings
7. The Inertial Dynamics of Political Culture
8. The Fluid Dynamics of Political Culture

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