The Civic Culture revisited: Challenges, changes and innovations in studies of participation and trust

Section Title: The Civic Culture revisited: Challenges, changes and innovations in studies of participation and trust
6th ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland (25th – 27th Aug. 2011)

Almost fifty years have passed since the first edition of ‘The Civic Culture’ by Almond and Verba, which continues to have a huge impact on studies of political participation and political trust. Three propositions are central to the paradigm. First, the functioning of democracy depends on citizens’ political participation and trust. Second, this civic culture differs cross-nationally. Third, voluntary associations stimulate democratic citizenship. The fact that many scholars still build on these propositions today clearly indicates the quality of ‘The Civic Culture’. Nevertheless, good reasons exist to discuss whether it needs an update.

Section Chair(s)
Name: Erik van Ingen  (e.j.vaningen@uvt.nl)
Institution: TILBURG, Universiteit van
Name: Marc Hooghe  (marc.hooghe@soc.kuleuven.be)
Institution: LEUVEN, Katholieke Universiteit
Name: Tom van der Meer  (t.w.g.vandermeer@uva.nl)
Institution: AMSTERDAM, University of
Section Abstract
 
 

List of Accepted Sections
Section ID: 45
Section Title: The Civic Culture revisited: Challenges, changes and innovations in studies of participation and trust
Panels: 7

PANELS (Please click on title to view details)
212 – Contextual effects on participation and trust
219 – Getting the Figures Right. Trends, Concepts and Measurement Issues with regard to Political Trust.
504 – Immigration-related diversity, social cohesion and the Civic Culture
238 – Political Participation, Trust and Efficacy in Uncertain Times
198 – Schools of Democracy? Asociations’ fragile contribution to a democratic political culture
228 – The effects of civic and political participation: Addressing causality issues
247 – The Emergence of new types of political participation and its consequences

 

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