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Political Cultures in Asia and Europe

Citizens, States and Societal Values

By Jean Blondel, Takashi Inoguchi

Routledge – 2006 – 194 pages

Series: Politics in Asia

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Description

This book is a study of the attitudes to political and social life among the citizens of eighteen countries in Western Europe, East and Southeast Asia. Drawing on data from the largest cross-national survey on political culture for the last half a century, this book assesses how political culture differs across the two regions and whether this can be drawn back to a profound difference in basic societal values, or ‘Asian values’. Examining geographical, religious and socio-economic factors, the authors discuss whether there genuinely is a common political value in the two regions or a profound difference as these countries move towards modernity.

This original and comprehensive study of the values, norms and beliefs held by citizens of the East and West will appeal to students and scholars of political culture and comparative politics, as well as Asian and European politics.

Contents

1. Introduction: Political Cultures in Eighteen Countries 2. The Nature and Content of the Notion of Asian Values 3. How Opposed are ‘Basic Societal Values’ in the Two Regions 4. A Common Political Culture in Western Europe? 5. A Common Political Culture in East and Southeast Asia? 6. Political Culture at the Level of Individual States 7. Conclusion

Name: Political Cultures in Asia and Europe: Citizens, States and Societal Values (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Jean Blondel, Takashi Inoguchi. This book is a study of the attitudes to political and social life among the citizens of eighteen countries in Western Europe, East and Southeast Asia. Drawing on data from the largest cross-national survey on political culture for the last half a...
Categories: South East Asian Studies, Asian Politics, Chinese Politics, Japanese Politics, Asian Politics, Comparative Politics, European Politics