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Introduction: The Impact of Values

Jan W. Van Deth

in The Impact of Values

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294757
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599040 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198294751.003.0001

Series: Beliefs in Government

Introduction: The Impact of Values

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This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, namely to investigate the ways in which changes in public attitudes to key areas of social and political life (‘value changes’) affect the fundamental aspect of the political health of a democracy, namely its readiness and capacity to be governed. It outlines the analytical scheme of the book, and the research methods employed to collect the data on the value orientations that define the public attitudes investigated. It concludes with a summary of the book's findings.

Keywords: value orientation

Chapter.  6855 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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