A Comparative Analysis of Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of Political Culture


  • Emil Ordukhanyan Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of NAS RA




theory of political culture, methodological approach, discourse, post-Soviet transformation, social and political processes


In modern world various transformations have an impact on social and political processes of the society. Even cultural changes somehow depend on these transformations. Therefore, social and political phenomena need new approaches for their study, where the political culture has its proper relevance.

The article explores the theoretical and methodological foundations of political culture based on the analysis of foreign and Armenian scholars works. The behavioral, psychological, comparative and other approaches as well as methods of political culture analysis are examined.

In a result of generalization of theoretical approaches and summarizing the outcomes obtained from a comparative analysis of political culture methodologies, we can define political culture as the aggregate of political ideas, knowledge, traditions and values; as a whole of political participation and behavior models; as a relatively stable link between political consciousness and socialization, between stages and levels of political communication tools and political institutions, which defines the political process and which is expressed through the political discourse.


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Author Biography

Emil Ordukhanyan, Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of NAS RA

senior researcher in the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia; Associate Professor of Yerevan State University of Languages and Social Sciences after V. Brusov. His areas of interest include political culture, political discourse, political process and institutions. Ordukhanyan is the author of 5 monographs (4 co-authored), 2 handbooks (1 co-authored) and 30 scientific articles. Recent publications: “Evaluating Political Regime through Discourse Measurement of Political Culture: The Case of the Republic of Armenia”, “Assessing the Regimes of Post-Soviet Transformation Countries through Political Discourse”.


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How to Cite

Ordukhanyan, E. (2019). A Comparative Analysis of Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of Political Culture. WISDOM, 12(1), 38–47. https://doi.org/10.24234/wisdom.v12i1.227