political behaviour

political behaviour

any individual or collective participation or nonparticipation in the POLITICAL PROCESS. The term is most associated with the approach within American political science known as behaviouralism or the behavioural approach, which, rather than being concerned with formal political institutions, focuses especially on the empirical study of political behaviour, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION and nonparticipation, POLITICAL ATTITUDES and public opinion (see also POLITICAL SCIENCE, POLITICAL SYSTEMS). While it is credited with the introduction of a more empirical sociological approach within political science, its weakness has sometimes been a narrow empiricism and a focus on the ‘measureable’ at the expense of theoretical relevance.
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The final myth -- using religion to predict political behaviour -- Hurd said is "super problematic because religious affiliation does not predict political behaviour.
The three myths, Hurd cited, were that the US promotes religious freedom in other countries; the return of religion to international relations has fixed a long-standing problem in which religion has been ignored; and religious affiliations are predictors for political behaviour.
The electorate have begun to see through this political behaviour.
Objective: "Comparative political behaviour research studies the impact of individual and contextual characteristics on citizens political attitudes and behaviour.
The PPP leadership has serious concerns about PML-N levelling the re-entry of dictatorship due to its erroneous political behaviour.
We condemn the political behaviour leading to destruction and disfiguring the image, the model and position of the homeland.
The volume was originally published in 1945 as The Analysis of Political Behaviour and has a new introduction.
But behaviour a change is urgent, and unless we dramatically modify both our political behaviour and our consumption behaviour, we will imperil the planet.
such that] policemen could remotely access the suspect's work unit, access reports on the individual's political behaviour .
In an academic world where petty incentives and the threat of sanction so often constrain political behaviour, Dave charted a course of consistent and principled defiance.
According to this view, the polling place itself became an important site of mediation between the political behaviour and culture of ordinary voters and the formation of public policy at the higher levels of the political system.
Citizen Politics: Research and Theory in Canadian Political Behaviour