Few empirical studies of Arab countries have dealt with political culture and political socialisation or focused on people's beliefs, values, and attitudes towards the government or political leaders, mainly because the regimes have been reluctant to allow opinion to be tested. The significance of this book is that it assesses the influence of state ideology on the new generation of Libyans, and examines their political culture.
1. Introduction, Political Culture: Theoretical Considerations 2. The Shaping of Libya's Contemporary Political Culture 3. The Survey Process and the Sample 4. The Issue of Identity 5. Attitudes Towards Tribe and Tribalism 6. Attitudes towards Political Participation 7. Changing Attitudes to the Role of Women in Society 8. Attitudes Towards Arab Issues 9. Conclusion and Summary 10. Appendices: The Questionnaire, The Interview, Structure of People's Authority System.