A Typology of Orientations

Oskar Niedermayer and Bettina Westle

in Public Opinion and Internationalized Governance

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294764
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600005 | DOI:

Series: Beliefs in Government

 A Typology of Orientations

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If the analogy between internationalized governance and domestic national governance is valid, there should be some parallels between the types or dimensions of orientations of public opinion at the international and national level. Accordingly, this chapter approaches the task of developing a typology of orientations towards internationalized governance by way of a critical review of the two main classifications of the dimensions of orientations towards political systems – that of ‘civic culture’ formulated by Almond and Verbena, and that of systems analysis developed by Easton. The chapter then extends this review to examine a third classification, which deals specifically with orientations towards the European Community.

Keywords: Almond; Easton; European Community; integration; public opinion; Verbena

Chapter.  6529 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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