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Political Culture


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political culture
A given population's underlying set of values and beliefs about politics and system of meaning for interpreting politics.
Political Ideology
A coherent and consistent set of beliefs about who ought to rule, what principles rulers ought to follow, and what policies rulers ought to pursue.
Political Socialization
the process by which citizens acquire their beliefs, knowledge, feelings, and evaluations of the political world. Family is the #1 influence in regard to political socialization.
Political Participation
the activities used by citizens to influence political outcomes.
Political Efficacy
A belief that you can take part in politics (internal) or that the government will respond to the citizenry (external).
Internal Efficacy
Confidence in a citizen's own abilities to understand and take part in political affairs.
External Efficacy
A belief that the political system will respond to a citizen's demands.
Political Equality
All citizens have the right to participate in the government, and to choose or remove public officials by voting.
Economic Equality
An economy where all of the inhabitants are equally wealthy and have the same status in the economy, because they have had the same opportunities.
equality of opportunity
a widely shared american ideal that all people should have the freedom to use whatever talents and wealth they have to reach their fullest potential
Equality of Results
When everyone ends up with the same socials status and wealth.
Civic Duty
A belief that one has an obligation to participate in civic and political affairs
Class Consciousness
A belief that you are a member of an economic group whose interests are opposed to people in other such groups.
Orthodox
A belief that morality and religion ought to be of decisive importance.
Progressive
A belief that personal freedom and solving social problems are more important than religion.
Civic Competence
A belief that one can affect government policies.
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