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1000 - Class 5

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Transcript of 1000 - Class 5

Nevitte: The Decline of Deference
Canadian values changed in the 1980s for
3 reasons:
Post-materialism
Globalization (in particular, Americanization due to Free Trade)
Increases in non-European Immigration
Parochial culture

Subject culture

Participatory culture

Down
General deference
Confidence in government
Church attendance / Religiosity
Up
Interest in politics
Protest potential
Secularization
Moral permissiveness
Support for principle of “tolerance”
Nevitte: Canadian political culture trends
High levels of citizen engagement, but low levels of agreement on rules of politics.

Disagreement breeds distrust and, often, violence.
2. Fragmented Culture
Members of government care about what I think:

A: a lot B: a little C: not at all


If I have 1 hour at the end of my day, I:

A: work extra to make money C: relax/do nothing
B: do a hobby D: end my day early (sleep)
Poll
Political Culture and Socialization
Posc 1000 – Intro to Political Science
Means of transmitting political culture from generation to generation

Family
Schools
Peer Groups
Media
Political Socialization
Almond & Verba's Categories of Political Culture
Materialists: more concerned about physical and economic security

Post-materialists: more concerned about self-fulfillment and self-expression

Garden example: growing food or flowers
Post-materialism (Inglehart)
Broad agreement on:
1. Social values
2. Key rules of politics
3. Participation
Disagreement is dealt with respectfully and there is acceptance of process for doing so.

Government is whatever we make it
1. Polyarchal Culture
Broad agreement on values, but little citizen engagement.

Concern that engagement will cause problems
3. Collectivist Culture
General societal perspective
i.e. Government as:
Good/Bad
Important/Unimportant
Attitudes, beliefs and norms that people have developed toward government and politics

i.e. More or less respectful of authority
(Canada and United States)
Political Culture
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 …
Political Science
Topics
First, a point about political science (and perhaps knowledge in general) ...
First, a point about knowledge (and perhaps political science in general) ...
over here?
or over here?
3 Basic Categories of Political Culture
3 Basic Categories of Political Culture
3 Basic Categories of Political Culture
Government is contentious
Government is separate, and elite
Changes in Political Culture
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