These settlers supplied the assist for Jacksonian democracy, which was a revolution of its time towards the established elites, and remnants of which might still be seen in fashionable American populism. Russia is a low-belief society, with even the best trusted institutions of church and the navy having more distrustful than trusting citizens, and with low participation in civil society. Furthermore, the authoritarian traditions of Russia mean that there is little help for democratic norms such as tolerance of dissent and pluralism.
In some techniques there is a basic congruence between the content of the various socialization processes and the existing political culture. Such congruences existed historically in the traditional political cultures of Japan, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Turkey (see Ward, pp. 27–eighty two; Binder, pp. 396–449; Levine, pp. 245–281; Rustow, pp. 171–198 in Pye & Verba 1965). Under such circumstances the prospects are for the continued existence of … Read More