Political Culture

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  • Political Culture and Socialisation.
    • Kavanagh said that political culture was a set of values in which a system operates.
    • Almond and Verba said that the UK was a civic culture
      • Kavanagh said that civic culture is in decline
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    • The increase in devolution and decrease in voter turnout indicates a general dissatisfaction with the system.
    • Miliband (marxist) said that there is a dominant political culture held by the ruling class that masquerades as consensus but the working class can rebel.
    • Thatcher in the 1980s wanted to move political culture away from the state and towards the citizen.
    • Barnett said that the death of Princess Diana made us a more emotional society.


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