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The Civic Culture

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Published by Pearson Scott Foresman (first published September 1st 1963)
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Mar 30, 2010 FiveBooks rated it it was amazing
Mafia expert Diego Gambetta has chosen to discuss Cose di Cosa Nostra by Giovanni Falcone on FiveBooks as one of the top five on his subject - Sicilian Mafia, saying that:

“…Giovanni Falcone was a Sicilian judge who was ultimately assassinated by the Mafia, but not before he had managed to shift the attitude of the Italian government and create a central anti-Mafia agency... There is a sentence in Falcone’s book that I particularly liked. He says: “We have to learn to think about the methods of
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Mar 08, 2011 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Civic Culture," authored by Almond and Verba, was a major work, appearing in the earlier 1960s. It carried out research on political culture across a number of countries. This volume represents an update on the subject. As such, it provides an important temporal temporal perspective on the study of political culture. Too seldom do political scientists track political forces over time. This is a fine effort doing exactly that.
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May 13, 2011 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it
This five nation study is a genuine classic and still worth reading. The focus is the nature of civic culture in these various countries. What is the nature of the culture? How does it affect politics in each country? A comparative survey research method is used, with all the challenges inherent therein. The end result provokes considerable thought as to the extent to which cultural values actually affect politics.
Assesses democratic attitudes and culture in Mexico, US, UK, Italy and Germany. Uses structural functionalism. Tries to argue that US and UK have civic culture conducive to democracy and other places don't. Based on survey data.
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my very very first reading in undergraduate political science department. nice memories!
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May 18, 2010 Sam Snideman rated it it was ok
Shelves: graduate-school
One of the first real attempts at cross-national public opinion measurement.
hay man
May 09, 2011 hay man rated it it was ok
nice methodology, idiots
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Gabriel Abraham Almond

Almond was born in Rock Island, Illinois, U.S., the son of Russian and Ukrainian immigrants. He attended the University of Chicago, both as an undergraduate and as a graduate student, and worked with Harold Lasswell. Almond completed his Ph.D. degree in 1938, but his doctoral dissertation, Plutocracy and Politics in New York City, was not published until 1998, because it incl
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