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:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- CONTENTS, pg. vii
- LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES, pg. ix
- PREFACE, pg. xiii
- PART I: Introduction, pg. 1
- PART II: Value Change, pg. 19
- PART III: Political Cleavages, pg. 177
- PART IV: Cognitive Mobilization, pg. 291
- APPENDICES, pg. 393
- BIBLIOGRAPHY, pg. 449
- INDEX, pg. 475
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