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This book contends that beneath the frenzied activism of the sixties and the seeming quiescence of the seventies, a "silent revolution" has been occurring that is gradually but fundamentally changing political life throughout the Western world. Ronald Inglehart focuses on two aspects of this revolution: a shift from an overwhelming emphasis on material values and physical security toward greater concern with the quality of life; and an increase in the political skills of Western publics that enables them to play a greater role in making important political decisions.

Originally published in 1977.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Figures and Tables
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Part I: Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Changing Values and Skills Among Western Publics: An Overview
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. Part II: Value Change
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. 2. The Nature of Value Change
  2. pp. 21-71
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  1. 3. Sources of Value Change
  2. pp. 72-98
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  1. 4. Stability and Change in Value Priorities
  2. pp. 99-115
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  1. 5. Values, Objective Needs, and the Subjective Quality of Life
  2. pp. 116-148
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  1. 6. Subjective Satisfaction: Cross-Cultural and Cross-Temporal Variations
  2. pp. 149-176
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  1. Part III: Political Cleavages
  2. pp. 177-178
  1. 7. Political Cleavages in Industrial Society
  2. pp. 179-215
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  1. 8. Pre-Industrial and Post-Industrial Political Cleavages
  2. pp. 216-243
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  1. 9. Multi-variate Analysis of Political Cleavages
  2. pp. 244-261
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  1. 10. The Post-Materialist Phenomenon
  2. pp. 262-290
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  1. Part IV: Cognitive Mobilization
  2. pp. 291-292
  1. 11. Cognitive Mobilization and Political Participation Among Western Publics
  2. pp. 293-321
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  1. 12. Parochialism, Nationalism, and Supra-nationalism
  2. pp. 322-362
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  1. 13. World Views and Global Change
  2. pp. 363-392
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 393-394
  1. APPENDIX A
  2. pp. 395-430
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  1. APPENDIX B
  2. pp. 431-448
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 449-474
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 475-482
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400869589
MARC Record
OCLC
933516258
Pages
496
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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