Средний класс, демократические ценности и политические преференции: до и после «оранжевой революции»

English title: The Middle Class, Democratic Values and Political Preferences: Before and After the

Author(s): Ivan Kolodiy -

Language: Russian

Type: Journal article

Year: 2007


The western political science is traditionally characterized by the research direction (Almond, Verba, Inkles, Inglehart) that believes in the existence of political culture promoting a model of representative democracy. This kind of political culture contains views and values, which support an existing democratic system and encourage democratization of autocracies. However, there is another research direction (De Graaf, Werfhorst, Güveli) emphasizing a special role of the new middle class members who adhere to democratic views and prefer to vote for the parties belonging to the left wing of political spectrum. If these statements are true, so, possibly, the class factor and the factor of pro-democratic political culture should play an essential role in the internal political situation. The paper is aimed at accomplishing the attempt to analyze theconnection between political culture, class and voting preferences in Ukraine.

Volume: 9

Issue: 3

From page no: 128

To page no: 153

Refereed: Yes


Journal: Sotsiolohiya: Teoriya, Metody, Marketinh

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