Political Culture and
Remember we have mentioned ….
the nature of human being ….
what people believe ….
how people act ….
These are all about how people think,
believe and act ….
Political culture is a broadly shared set of ways of
thinking about politics and government, a pattern
of orientations to political objects.
…. Cognitive (know / believe what)
…. Affective (like / dislike)
Why we are so?
If not born to be so, we are socialised to be ...
… the developmental process from which people
acquire their political orientations and patterns
Manifested vs Latent
Planned vs Unplanned
Family / Parent
Peer Group (friends, colleagues,
socialisation and resocialisation ...
What is learned when we are growing up?
Childhood: perceive few basic political
objects as somehow different from their
Early School Age: construct more abstract
perception of political objects
Adolescence: increasing exposure to all faces
of society (bad and good), political favour
Adulthood: firm belief and active in politics
Old Age: gradually decline in political activity
Political culture of Hong Kongese
Trust to government, politics, parties,
Why we are so? Who socializes us to