the study and comparison of domestic politics across countries.
concerns the relations between countries
the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
a politically organized body of people under a single government
A country who's population share a common identity.
the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
the 'comparative approach'
Examines the impact of state government on public policy
advising candidates and groups on public policy issues, usually in elections
the means by which goals, norms, beliefs, and values, and the resultant moral standard of private individuals, small groups, and larger organizations are formalized into law.
the course of action the government takes in response to an issue or problem
an overall set of values widely shared within a society
the processes by which people become public participants and leaders
Rules and expectations by which a society guides the behavior of its members
lawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law
consensual political culture
citizens tend to agree on the appropriate means of making political decisions and to agree on the major problems facing the society and how to solve them
conflictual political culture
the citizens are sharply divided, often on both the legitimacy of the regime and solutions to major problems
Smaller political cultures within the overarching political culture
methods by which citizens express their opinions and desires to the government
making modern in appearance or behavior
beliefs in the importance of policy goals beyond one's immediate self interest as well as one's prosperity and security; sometimes labeled as post modern values
A division between groups; it can be good or bad.
religious movement whose objectives are to return to the foundations of the faith and to influence state policy
divisions in society that cut across demographic divisions thereby reducing the effect of the differences
political structures and political cultures are mutually reinforcing in stable political systems