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The fact that they are not shared by most members of society, can serve important indicator of the nature and trends of a given political culture. In the political culture reflects the wide range of properties inherent in the processes and the phenomena of political spheres of society. In particular, it integrates some political knowledge, values and ideological principles, volitional and emotional political attitudes, traditions and norms of political actions, institutional forms and other usual means of achieving political objectives. Consequently, the political culture has multicomponent character. At least, in its structure are the following elements:

- Cognitive (born "sognitive" - cognitive);

- Regulatory assessment;

- Psycho-emotional;

- Erector-behavioral.

The cognitive element of political culture are dominant in society or the most characteristic of a typical social group, entrenched ideas about different aspects of political life: the the political system and its individual institutions, the political regime, mechanism of power and control, of decision-making and implementation; about media power, about his place in political life,competence and effective participation in political activities. Word,as cognitive component of political culture are the stereotypes stable political consciousness in all its forms and manifestations. Stereotypes of political consciousness may be of theoretical generalizations, or exist in the form of everyday concepts. In all cases sources of their formation appear as true information, and unverified facts, rumors and misinformation. However, regardless of whether whether the prevailing political ideas true or false, appropriate media political culture guided by them in their activities as true. Stable political ideas very significantly affect the development of the political process, they are prerequisite for its certainty, consistency and predictability.

Normative-evaluative element of political culture form characteristic for a given society, certain social group, the individual political values, norms, goals, ideals. Normative-evaluative component political culture is a kind of benchmark against which this social subject evaluates the existing political relations, the move political process, to judge their conformity or nonconformity their socio-political norms, goals and ideals. Content and orientation of stable value orientations determine the place Political events in the life of the individual, group, society.

Emotional and psychological components of political culture are feelings and experiences encountered by social actors in relation to their participation in political processes. These feelings and experiences can include, for example, a thirst for social justice, tolerance for social and national oppression, love of country, hatred of enemies, emotional rise on the political victories or, conversely, painful experiences in that has struck defeat. Emotional feelings and psychological experiences are integral to the direction of political consciousness and behavior. Accompanying almost all manifestations of social activity of the subject and directing it to achieve important life goals, emotions and feelings act one of the main elements of the mechanism of regulation of political relations. Development of political culture involves the formation of her carrier the persistence of stereotypes of emotions, feelings and experiences.

Timmy Dunn For Congress
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Fayetteville, NC  28303
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