The Differences between Political Culture, Ideology, and PubPaper Rating: Word Count: 782 Approx Pages: 3
Political ideology, culture, and public opinion are each different concepts that are important in many political systems. They are important because they affect voter turnout, ballot choices, and political moves made by representatives. They affect how people form opinions about their political ideologies and beliefs. Where the mind identifies with each of these different political concepts is what makes each of them unique and has a substantial impact on modern democracy as a whole.
Ideology and culture both seem to affect decision making and the way a person votes because, they are mindsets that one is in while filling out a ballot.
Political ideology is a structured set of orientations and beliefs through which individuals understand and interpret politics. While, political culture is a set of attitudes beliefs, and values that we have about our political system. Basically, the difference between the two is culture is ones background and history that affects their decision making, and political ideology is how one has taken that history and conformed to a more general view of right and wrong. Jihad vs. McWorld is the perfect example of the differences between culture and ideology and how each impacts modern democracy, in fact, it could be said that it is ideology vs. culture. While both actually threaten democracy they both provide an accurate view of each end of the political spectrum. McWorld favors globalization, the market sharing of resources, technological growth, and ecology. It states that if we eliminate state borders each of these attributes will culminate to form a better more efficient society for all to live in. It undermines democracy because it spreads a country out to thin based on todays economic and cultural standards. Basically, if America were all nations spread over the world combined under one flag there would not be enough resources to support our form of democracy and living standards.