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date: 17 February 2020

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This article discusses political socialization, focusing on the major turning points and developments in the field. It addresses the issue of the bull and bear markets of political socialization research and looks at the recent renewed interest in the dynamics of socialization. The role of the family as the main agent of socialization is examined as well. The article includes a discussion on the relevant contextual features that attend the socialization process. It concludes with several comments on a few missed opportunities to study the socialization processes and outcomes of pre-adults, as well as possible future fields of research.

Keywords: political socialization, major turning points, developments, bull and bear markets, dynamics of socialization, family, relevant contextual features, socialization process, future fields of research

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