Political culture of the United Kingdom

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The political culture of the United Kingdom has been described by the political scientists Gabriel Almond and Sidney Verba (1963) as a deferential civic culture. In the United Kingdom, factors such as class and regionalism[1] and the nation's history such as the legacy of the British Empire impact on political culture.

Factors which have shaped British political culture[edit]

  • Geography: Britain's position as an island nation
  • Religion: A Christian tradition
  • History: The gradual evolution of the political system rather than revolution


  1. ^ British Political Culture

Further reading[edit]

  • Almond, Gabriel A., Verba, Sidney The Civic Culture. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1965