Civic Culture and Social Capital

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1. What are Paxton's requirements for positive associations?

  • must be different classes
  • objective associations and reciprocal, trusting, involving emotion
  • must bond across generations
  • must be close friends
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2. Why is Mexico not an example of the civic culture?

  • too young a democracy
  • underlying military tensions
  • lack of experience of political input and rejection of political output
  • lacks passive output satisfaction

3. What can citizens not have in the civic culture?

  • compete loyalty
  • political participation
  • free speech
  • political orientation

4. Who finds that generalized reciprocity is associated with better governmental performance but social connectedness is not, in a study of the US state governments?

  • Arendt
  • Peter Hall
  • Stephen Knack
  • Brehm and Rahn

5. Why is the USA not an example of the civic culture?

  • the electorate is too religious
  • the separation of powers is too polarizing
  • it has a 'strain of immobility which often pervades the American political process'
  • the electorate is too partisan


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