Political Socialisation

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  • Political Socialisation.
    • The process by which people acquire political values and opinons.
    • There are two models of political socialisation.
      • Primacy model- relies on family values and their influences on political opinon
      • Regency model (Kavanagh) looks at political socialisation through ones lifetime.
    • Rush said that family, peer groups, religion, education and the mass media affect our socialisation.
    • Rush said socialisation also takes place through imitation, instruction and motivation (trial and error)


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