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Title The civic culture transformed : from allegiant to assertive citizens / edited by Russell J. Dalton, Christian Welzel.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Subject Political culture.
Political participation.
Political psychology.
Government accountability.
Alt Name Dalton, Russell J.,
Welzel, Christian, 1964-
Description 1 online resource
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Summary This book re-evaluates Almond, Verba, and Pye's original ideas about the shape of a civic culture that supports democracy. Marshaling a massive amount of cross-national, longitudinal public opinion data from the World Values Survey Association, the authors demonstrate multiple manifestations of a deep shift in the mass attitudes and behaviors that undergird democracy. The chapters in this book show that in dozens of countries around the world, citizens have turned away from allegiance toward a decidedly 'assertive' posture to politics: they have become more distrustful of electoral politics, institutions, and representatives and are more ready to confront elites with demands from below. Most importantly, societies that have advanced the most in the transition from an allegiant to an assertive model of citizenship are better-performing democracies - in terms of both accountable and effective governance.
Contents Foreword: pushing the envelope: analyzing the impact of values / Marita R. Inglehart -- 1. Political culture and value change / Russell J. Dalton and Christian Welzel -- Part I: Changing Values. 2. Value change over a third of a century: the evidence for generational replacement / Paul R. Abramson ; 3. The decline of deference revisited: evidence after twenty-five years / Neil Nevitte ; 4. Enlightening people: the spark of emancipative values / Christian Welzel and Alejandro Moreno -- Part II:Changing Images of Government. 5. Reassessing the civic-culture model / Russell J. Dalton and Doh Chull Shin ; 6. Dissatisfied democrats: democratic maturation in old and new democracies / Hans-Dieter Klingemann ; 7. Support for democracy in postcommunist Europe and post Soviet Eurasia / Christian Haerpfer and Kseniya Kizilova -- Part III: The Impact of Cultural Change. 8. The structure and sources of global environmental attitudes / Robert Rohrschneider, Matthew Miles and Mark Peffley ; 9. Social change and the politics of protest / Tor Georg Jakobsen and Ola Listhaug ; 10. Mecca or oil?: why Arab states lag in gender equality / Pippa Norris ; 11. Allegiance eroding: people's dwindling willingness to fight in wars / Bi Puranen ; 12. From allegiant to assertive citizens / Christian Welzel and Russell J. Dalton.
ISBN 9781316121351 (electronic bk.)
1316121356 (electronic bk.)
9781139600002 (electronic bk.)
1139600001 (electronic bk.)
9781107039261 (hbk.)
OCLC # 894609861
Additional Format Print version: 9781107039261.

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