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Political Culture and Participation in Rural China by Yang Zhong

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8 Conclusion

Political culture involves fundamentally popular values and beliefs over political objects in a given community. Political scientists have more or less agreed on what political culture constitutes or entails. They also agree that political culture does shape the political behavior of citizens and national political development. However, it is still controversial among political scientists on how political culture can and should be studied. Following the tradition of empirical survey research, this study attempts to capture Chinese peasants’ political thinking on a wide range of issues. Even though the survey was a snapshot and it was conducted in southern Jiangsu province, both the descriptive and analytical findings are revealing ...

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