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Political Culture

Political culture is one of the most popular concepts in political science. To scrutinize political culture is to study how people view their country's politics. The notion of political culture does not refer to attitudes toward specific actors such as the current president or prime minister; rather it denotes how people view the political system as a whole, the institutions and the input and output structures, including their belief in its legitimacy. Pye defines political culture as the composite of basic values, feelings, and knowledge that underlie the political process. The building blocks of political culture are, therefore, the beliefs, opinions, and emotions of the citizens toward their form of government. Political culture consists of assumptions about the political world with concentration on certain features ...

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