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The Civic Culture Transformed

The Civic Culture Transformed

From Allegiant to Assertive Citizens

by Christian Welzel and Russell J. Dalton
Paperback
Publication Date: 31/12/2014
  $52.95
This book re-evaluates Almond, Verba, and Pye's original ideas about the shape of a civic culture that supports democracy. Marshaling a massive amount of cross-national, longitudinal public opinion data from the World Values Survey Association, the authors demonstrate multiple manifestations of a deep shift in the mass attitudes and behaviors that undergird democracy. The chapters in this book show that in dozens of countries around the world, citizens have turned away from allegiance toward a decidedly 'assertive' posture to politics: they have become more distrustful of electoral politics, institutions, and representatives and are more ready to confront elites with demands from below. Most importantly, societies that have advanced the most in the transition from an allegiant to an assertive model of citizenship are better-performing democracies - in terms of both accountable and effective governance.
ISBN:
9781107682726
9781107682726
Category:
Comparative politics
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
31-12-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
360
Dimensions (mm):
226x152x20mm
Weight:
0.48kg

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