Corpus ID: 55601480

Are Levels of Democracy Influenced by Mass Attitudes? Testing a Central Premise of the Political Culture Approach

@article{Welzel2006AreLO,
  title={Are Levels of Democracy Influenced by Mass Attitudes? Testing a Central Premise of the Political Culture Approach},
  author={C. Welzel},
  journal={Center for the Study of Democracy},
  year={2006}
}
  • C. Welzel
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Center for the Study of Democracy
Most research on political culture is driven by the assumption that mass attitudes impact on democracy. Despite the centrality of this premise, evidence showing that attitudes affect the level of democracy a society attains and sustains is rare and inconclusive in major points. This article presents the most comprehensive such evidence to date, testing attitudinal variables from three main schools in the political culture literature, as predictors of six different measures of democracy, using… Expand
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