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Individual Modernity

Christian Welzel

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780199270125
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199270125.003.0010

Series: OXFORD HANDBOOKS POL SCIENCE SERI OHPS C

 Individual Modernity

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This article discusses the concept of individual modernity, which deals with the psychological characteristics that are supposed to become dominant among individuals as societies undergo modernization. It discusses the individual modernity scale, which helps measure specifically modern psychological orientations among individuals. Civic culture and individual modernity is discussed further in the article. The two variants of modernity, theories of modern value change, and the two sets of modern values are some of the other topics covered in the article.

Keywords: individual modernity; psychological characteristics; modernization; individual modernity scale; modern psychological orientations; civic culture; variants of modernity; modern value change; sets of modern values

Article.  7719 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Behaviour ; Comparative Politics

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