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Culture and Politics: A Comparative Approach

A Comparative Approach, 1st Edition

By Lane Jan-Erik, Svante O. Ersson


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This title was first published in 2002: Examining problems that have caused much debate within political science, this book seeks to identify a proper place for the analysis of culture and values within political science. It goes on to explore the impact of globalization upon society.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Abbreviations



Introduction: Does Culture Matter?

Part I: Culture and Outcomes


1. ‘Culture’ and the Concepts of Culture

2. What Culture Matters For: Outcomes

Part II: Ethnicity

3. Ethnic Groups and Nations

4. Outcomes of Ethnicity

Part III: Civilizations

5. Civilizations and the Major Types of Religion

6. Religion and its Outcomes

Part IV: Legacies

7. Historical Legacies and the Colonial Heritage

8. Family Structure and Democracy

Part V: Universal Values

9. Universal Values: Three Main Theories

10. Value Orientations: How Real Are They?

11. Gender (Sex) as a Major Cultural Cleavage

12. Conclusion: The Impact of Culture on Outcomes


Appendix A: Macro Data Set: Variable List

Appendix B: Regional Data Set: Variable List

Appendix C: Micro Data Set: Variable List

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