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Title: Political Culture, Participation and Voting


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Political Culture, Participation and Voting
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Political culture
  • Represents a shared set of norms and values.
  • Determined by a states history and immigration
  • Maintained through existing political
    institutions.
  • Expressed through public attitudes.

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The Elazar Categories
  • Daniel Elazar provided the first classification
    of states according to distinct political
    cultures.
  • Elazar concluded that states could be separated
    according to religious and ethnic backgrounds and
    migration patterns.

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Why Minnesota is liberal and Texas conservative
  • The political culture of a state provides a
    foundation for the values and beliefs of its
    citizens about the appropriate role of
    government.
  • States political culture best expressed by
    citizen attitudes toward government and public
    representatives.

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Elazars classification
  • Moralistic Minnesota liberals
  • Lutherans, Scandinavian
  • Individualistic Every man for himself
  • Catholics, Irish, Italians
  • Traditionalistic Texas conservatives
  • WASP Baptists, Evangelicals

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Debating Elazar
  • Political culture is rarely clear-cut attitudes
    change over time.
  • Most states have characteristics that reflect
    more than one political culture.
  • Political culture reflects sectionalism, or
    regional patterns, rather than distinct cultural
    divisions.

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Debating Culture
  • Culture too easy an explanation of why states
    differ
  • resources, ideology, party systems
  • Culture not a thing that can be changed much
  • What is it, really?

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Political culture and elections
  • Political participation is a reflection of a
    states dominant political culture.
  • Elections are the primary mechanism for
    expressing attitudes and beliefs about the
    direction of government.

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Political culture and electoral institutions
  • Moralistic
  • control parties
  • inter-party competition
  • non-party elections (local)
  • Progressive Era reforms
  • direct democracy
  • 3rd party and independents

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Political culture and institutions
  • Individualistic
  • Machine politics
  • some party competition
  • Hierarchical, patronage-based party organizations
  • Partisan local elections
  • high participation
  • politics as vocation

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Political culture and institutions
  • Traditionalistic
  • preserve authority
  • limit participation
  • one-party systems

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Elections and representation
  • Ballot access
  • FL GA vs. OR WA
  • Registration
  • MS AL vs. ME ND
  • Effects of registration (2004)
  • 30 days 55.3
  • 20 days 58.6
  • 15 days 60.2
  • 0 days 65.2

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Political culture and political behavior
  • Political participation depends on existing
    electoral conditions.
  • Moralistic states, with a high degree of
    political competition, have the highest rates of
    political participation.
  • Competitive elections also drive up rates of
    voter turnout.

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Conclusion
  • Although rarely clear-cut, the political cultures
    of the states help explain why states differ in
    terms of inter-party competition and political
    behavior.
  • The political culture of a state influences
    everything from political attitudes and political
    participation to the regulation of statewide
    elections.
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