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Perspectives on Value Change

Jan W. Van Deth and Elinor Scarbrough

in The Impact of Values

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294757
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599040 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198294751.003.0019

Series: Beliefs in Government

Perspectives on Value Change

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This chapter offers a general assessment of the extent to which the foregoing chapters have helped achieve the objectives set out at the start of the book. The general conclusion is that while changing value orientations are certainly affecting the attitudes and priorities of governments, they are themselves being changed by the political environment to which they contribute. While the tasks of government are becoming more complex, there is no evidence to support the view that the countries of Western Europe are becoming less governable in consequence.

Keywords: value orientations; Western Europe

Chapter.  5318 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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