Sociology Index

Political Culture

Political culture is beliefs, attitudes that give order and meaning to a political process. Political culture provides the assumptions and rules that govern behavior in a political system. Political culture encompasses both the political ideals and operating norms of a polity. Political culture can be called the manifestation of the psychological and subjective dimensions of politics. The threat to political-culture theory is not from rational choice theory but the political culture's weakness in concept and theory. Political culture remains poorly explained. Explaining political culture as a concept. Explaining political subculture like Úlite political culture and mass political culture from a society's overall political culture.

Consensus represents the key link between government and public agreement and appeasement. Appeasement may not always be shared by the whole nation, but can be a common agreement. Consensus in British political culture is about how they are governed as a whole, the agreement as to who acts as head of state, and with what powers, and consenus regarding the welfare state. British political culture has homogeneity.

The American political culture that Tocqueville described in the 1830s has changed over the years, but it has remained remarkably the same, even after the continent was settled coast to coast. Industrial Revolution and the New Deal have been expressions of American political culture. The political culture defines political attitudes, institutions, and activities that are most cherished in American political life.