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 subcultures 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.