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Definition of Political culture

Political culture Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Fundamental beliefs and assumptions of a people about how government and politics should operate.
Political culture Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Political culture is defined by the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences as the "set of attitudes, beliefs and sentiments that give order and meaning to a political process and which provide the underlying assumptions and rules that govern behavior in the political system". It encompasses both the political ideals and operating norms of a polity. Political culture is thus the manifestation of the psychological and subjective dimensions of politics. A political culture is the product of both the history of a political system and the histories of the members. Thus it is rooted equally in public events and private experience.

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