Presentation on theme: "Political socialization 2005-2006 Leiden Uni, Fac Soc Sci, Dep Pol Sci Lecture 2 – 15.02.2006 Start : shortly present your 1 A4 bio/learning question(s)"— Presentation transcript:
Political socialization Leiden Uni, Fac Soc Sci, Dep Pol Sci Lecture 2 – Start : shortly present your 1 A4 bio/learning question(s) Today’s lecture : concepts of (political) socialization Next time : –Lecture 3 on trends, generations, new forms
Socialization Key emphases : – process – not in vacuum resources previous choices other-dependency – changes with time – as well as place Late-modernity : – more personal flexibility – self-initiated – self-oriented (reflexive) Competing notions : Enculturation Upbringing Maturing Forms : Primary – Secondary Other – Self Intermezzo : Self & (political) identity Phase-thinking
Political socialization Key calls – take account extension youth phase (Niemi & Hepburn) – go beyond phase/stage-thinking (Sears et al.) – focus on reconstruction messages in interactions (Wasburn) – include APC-effects life course transitions (age/life cycle effects) events as catalysts (period effects) formative experiences (cohort/generation effect) – longitudinal (panel) surveys iso postmodernist theorizing Jeff Reid (1988) ‘Just What is Postmodernism ?’ : “Postmodernism is the intellectual equivalent of nervous laughter”
Political socialization Domain-specific hypotheses – effects similar for interactions with parents, teachers, peers, (new) media (incl. does message from parents change when discussed with peers; see Wasburn) ? – effects similar for values, attitudes (incl. cognitions, emotions, etc.), and actions ? – re : actions : effects similar for voting, demonstrating, volunteering, blogging, buycotts, etc. ?