Ch. 3, Nations and Society (62-95)

Preliminaries

Discussion Questions

  1. Compose a discussion question that substantively addresses today's chapter. Be prepared to present your question and some relevant insights to the class.
  2. Describe your political attitude and ideology, using terms and concepts from today's chapter. In what ways are your attitude and ideology similar to or different from those of your peers?
  3. Align the Political Compass grid with Figure 3.3 on p. 85. Are these simply two pictures of the same thing? Explain your answer.
  4. In the coming years, do you think the resurgence of fundamentalism will "prove to be one of the most important developments in comparative politics" (89)? Offer (actual or hypothetical) examples to support your answer.
  5. How does a society's (broader) culture inform its political culture? What are some specific examples?
  6. Did any of the plotted results on the Inglehart Values Map surprise you? How so, or why not?
  7. Make as many connections as you can between the key terms listed on page 95. Be specific.

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