Values and Ideology


Examines the political preferences of the public through in-depth examination of the concepts of "values" and "ideology." Topics include: structure of mass belief systems; core human values and core political values, their nature and origins, and their use in political judgment; nature and meaning of ideological self-identifications; origins of mass ideology in biological and psychological processes; ideology and its dynamics over time at the aggregate level; and relationship of ideology to institutional legitimacy. One course / 3 units.

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