Publisher description for Explaining politics : culture, institutions, and political behavior / Oliver H. Woshinsky.


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This unique text offers a comprehensive overview of who participates in politics and why, how social and political institutions shape that involvement, and, ultimately, what form citizen political participation takes. Drawing on a multitude of factors to explain politics and political behavior, Woshinsky shows that political outcomes depend on a complex interplay between individuals and their environment. Psychology, personality, and ideology, together with culture, institutions, and social context shape political behavior. Explaining Politics offers a wealth of comparative examples and practical applications through a lively and engaging narrative.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Political culture.
Political participation.