Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 16 October 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This article examines the importance of culture in politics. It explains that it is cultural to be political and this means that culture is not only contextual to politics but essential. Given that all political science deals with culture, this article investigates how culture can do this. It suggests that culture and behaviour are separate but not unconnected and proposes how to take valid account of culture in relation to politics. It also discusses the theory of constrained relativism and the cultures of climate change.

Keywords: culture, politics, political science, behaviour, constrained relativism, climate change

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.