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The American Ethos

Public Attitudes toward Capitalism and Democracy

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ISBN 9780674428522

Publication Date: 02/21/1985

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  • Foreword by M. J. Rossant
  • Acknowledgments
  • Figures and Tables
  • 1. The Foundations of the American Ethos: Capitalism and Democracy
  • 2. The Libertarian Tradition
  • 3. Egalitarianism
  • 4. The Cultural Foundations of Capitalism
  • 5. Capitalism as an Economic System
  • 6. Capitalism and Democracy in Conflict
  • 7. Ideology and the American Ethos
  • 8. Social Learning and the Acquisition of Political Norms [Written with Dennis Chong]
  • 9 The Future of Capitalist Democracy in the United States
  • Appendix I. Empirical Methods
  • Appendix II. Three OVS Scales: Capitalist Values, Democratic Values, and Political Sophistication
  • Appendix III. Clear and Contested Norms
  • Notes
  • Index

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