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12 Aug 2015

New volume "The Civic Culture Transformed: From Allegiant to Assertive Citizens" available now!

New volume "The Civic Culture Transformed: From Allegiant to Assertive Citizens" published by Cambridge University Press under edition of Russel Dalton and Christian Welzel in honor of Ronald Inglehart - available now!

A new volume "The Civic Culture Transformed: From Allegiant to Assertive Citizens" published under edition of Russel Dalton and Christian Welzel in honor of Ronald Inglehart by Cambridge University Press is available soon.

This book re-evaluates Almond, Verba, and Pye's original ideas about the shape of a civic culture that supports democracy. Marshaling a massive amount of cross-national, longitudinal public opinion data from the World Values Survey Association, the authors demonstrate multiple manifestations of a deep shift in the mass attitudes and behaviors that undergird democracy. The chapters in this book show that in dozens of countries around the world, citizens have turned away from allegiance toward a decidedly 'assertive' posture to politics: they have become more distrustful of electoral politics, institutions, and representatives and are more ready to confront elites with demands from below. Most importantly, societies that have advanced the most in the transition from an allegiant to an assertive model of citizenship are better-performing democracies - in terms of both accountable and effective governance.

  • One of the few collective works in which all the chapters are integrated by a common theoretical framework and refer to the same database, the World Values Survey Association's surveys
  • Provides a uniquely comprehensive and yet multifaceted account of some of the most fundamental cultural changes in modern-day democracies
  • Offers a wealth of evidence from approximately one hundred societies around the world, representing more than ninety percent of the world's population

 Table of Contents

Foreword: pushing the envelope: analyzing the impact of values by Marita R. Inglehart
1. Political culture and value change by Russell J. Dalton and Christian Welzel
Part I. Changing Values:
2. Value change over a third of a century: the evidence for generational replacement by Paul R. Abramson
3. The decline of deference revisited: evidence after twenty-five years by Neil Nevitte
4. Enlightening people: the spark of emancipative values by Christian Welzel and Alejandro Moreno
Part II. Changing Images of Government:
5. Reassessing the civic-culture model by Russell J. Dalton and Doh Chull Shin
6. Dissatisfied democrats: democratic maturation in old and new democracies by Hans-Dieter Klingemann
7. Support for democracy in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia by Christian Haerpfer and Kseniya Kizilova
Part III. The Impact of Cultural Change:
8. The structure and sources of global environmental attitudes by Robert Rohrschneider, Matt Miles and Mark Peffley
9. Social change and the politics of protest by Tor Georg Jakobsen and Ola Listhaug
10. Mecca or oil?: why Arab states lag in gender equality by Pippa Norris
11. Allegiance eroding: people's dwindling willingness to fight in wars by Bi Puranen
12. From allegiant to assertive citizens by Christian Welzel and Russell J. Dalton.


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