On Political Culture, Cultural Policy, Art and Politics

  • Klaus von Beyme

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 15)

Also part of the Texts and Protocols book sub series (BRIEFSTEXTS, volume 15)

About this book


Klaus von Beyme is a distinguished German political scientist and recipient of the Mattei Dogan Award of Political Science (2012). In honour of his 80th birthday this book addresses political culture, cultural policy, art and politics. The first part on transformation theory analyses: “Historical Memories in Political Theories”, “Historical Memory in Nation-Building and the Building of Ethnic Subsystems”, “The Concept of Totalitarianism – A Reassessment After the Breakdown of Soviet Rule”, “Political Culture – A Concept from Ideological Refutation to Acceptance in the Soviet Social Sciences”, “Institutions and Political Culture in Post-Soviet Russia” and “Political and Economic Consolidation in Eastern Europe. Evidence from Empirical Data”. The second part on cultural policies addresses “Why is There No Political Science of the Arts?”, “Historical Memory and the Arts in the Era of the Avantgardes: Archaisme and Passéisme as a ‘passéisme of the future’”,  and “Capital-building in Postwar Germany”.


Art and Politics Cultural Policy Political Culture Political Science Political Theory

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  • Klaus von Beyme
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Politische WissenschaftUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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