The Concept of Political Culture

  • Authors
  • Stephen Welch

Part of the Macmillan/St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Stephen Welch
    Pages 1-13
  3. Stephen Welch
    Pages 14-29
  4. Stephen Welch
    Pages 30-44
  5. Stephen Welch
    Pages 45-63
  6. Stephen Welch
    Pages 80-98
  7. Stephen Welch
    Pages 99-117
  8. Stephen Welch
    Pages 118-135
  9. Stephen Welch
    Pages 136-158
  10. Stephen Welch
    Pages 159-165
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 166-208

About this book


'...erudite, thought-provoking and well-written.'Archie Brown, Professor of Politics, Oxford University. The return to prominence of the concept of political culture offers an opportunity to re-evaluate its contribution to the social sciences. This study casts a broader than usual net, embracing not only political science (with equal emphasis placed on the concept's use in communist studies), but also sociology and history. On this basis a distinctive theory of political culture, and not merely another typology, is developed. Political culture, instead of being a token in the sterile debate between interest- and culture-based explanation, offers the means of transcending that debate.


communism democracy national identity political science politics social science

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