Scene 1: Parents

  • Anne Muxel
Part of the Europe in Transition: The Nyu European Studies Series book series (EIT)


The individual’s earliest political opinions are shaped within the family and these opinions may be held for a long time. Parents have an important influence on early political choices as individuals tend to rally with the family’s position rather than breaking away from it, and succeeding generations are fashioned by a certain ideological continuity. Only a minority of people change political camp between left and right—as mentioned earlier.


Adult Child Socialist Party Parental Love Political Sociology Familial Transmission 
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