Introduction to Comparative Political Culture

The Theoretical Reflection on the Plurality of Democracy

  • Dezhi Tong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Dezhi Tong
    Pages 1-35
  3. Dezhi Tong
    Pages 245-355
  4. Dezhi Tong
    Pages 357-409
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 411-427

About this book


This book starts with four aspects - subject’s cognition, way of thinking, political value and ideology, conducts comparative studies on political culture. Amid using the concept of political culture in western academic circles, it makes comprehensive supplement for this concept, and put forward an updated concept of political culture which is more localized. This new concept, on the grounds of the comparison with political system, takes political culture as the subjective side of political system and incorporates ideology into political culture, thus undoubtedly enriching our knowledge of political culture. On the basis of clarifying the concept of political culture and establishing the comparative dimension of it, this book widely refers to the outlooks of individuals, nations, society and power of political cognition; the modes of objectives, directions and methods of political ideas; democratic awareness, legal concept and system selection of political value; as well as liberalism and republicanism, etc. All these bring substantial benefits to promoting and deepening the comparative studies on political culture. This book can not only be used for the teaching undergraduate and graduates who major in Politics, but also used as the reference book for politics academic research.


Comparative study political culture democratic diversity political recognition political mindset political value ideology

Authors and affiliations

  • Dezhi Tong
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Politics and Public AdministrationTianjin Normal UniversityTianjinChina

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