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1 Political Socialization Political socialization is a process by which an individual gets knowledge about the political system, political values and belief. Political socialization helps the individual to acquaint himself with political culture and also to change himself according to it.

2 Characteristics of Political Socialization It is a process. Political socialization is Universal Process. Political Socialization is a continuous process. Political Socialization can be guided to a particular Direction. Political socialization can be manifest or laden. The Political socialization is both, formal and informal. With the process of political socialization political culture passes on from one generation to another. Political socialization differ from state to state.

3 Types of Political Socialization Direct Political Socialization Hidden Political Socialization Primitive Political socialization Modern Political socialization

4 Agents of Political Socialization Family Society Educational Institutions

5 Political Parties Pressure groups Peer Groups

6 Press Radio and Television Cinema

7 Speeches and writings of great leaders Personal experiences of the people

8 Symbols

9 Everyday Politics Activities of Government

10 Importance of the Political Socialization It brings enlightenment among the people. It brings efficiency in the working of the political system. Provide legitimacy to political system. Helpful in the formation of the political culture.

11 Helpful in maintaining political culture. It prepare the people for political roles. Provide link between political system and social system. Provides knowledge about the political matters. Provide stability to political system.

12 CONCLUSION In order to properly understand the politics of a country we must endeavour to understand the process of the political socialization of that country. The process of political socialization also contributes in the evolution, modification and orientation of political culture in a society.

13 References Aggarwal R.C., Principles of Political Science, S.Chand Company, New Delhi, 1976. Badyal, J.S, Political Theory, Raj Publishers, 2012, Jalander. Garner James Wildford, Political Science and Government, The World Press Priviate LTD. Calcutta, 1951. Gauba O.P, An Introduction to Political Theory, Macmillan Publisher, Delhi, 2009. Heywood Andrew, Political Theory An Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2005. Misra K.K & Iyengar Kalpana. M, Modern Political Theory, S.Chand Company, New Delhi, 1988. Ray Amal, Political Theory Idess and Institutions, The World Press Priviate LTD. Calcutta, 1988 Johari J.C, Principles of Modern Political Science, Sterling Publishers, New Delhi, 1989.

14 By –Dr. Amandip Kaur –Department of Political Science, –PGGCG, Sec 11, Chandigarh.


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