Chapter 10 Federal political culture: federalism's glue?
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Based on academic research, a simple definition of federal political culture is the measurement of how all citizens in a country feel about federalism. It tries to measure how much citizens value the importance of sharing and dividing political power in a federal arrangement. There are three elements that comprise a student's understanding of the concept of federal political culture. First, federal political culture exists alongside other elements of a country's political culture. Second, there are clear differences between quantitative studies and qualitative studies of federal political culture. Third, scholars have struggled to operationalize the term "federal political culture", and many competing definitions of this term exist. Students who understand these three elements can be said to have a good, basic understanding of the concept of federal political culture.

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