Journal | Politics, Culture and Socialization

Barbara Budrich Publishers
Politics, Culture and Socialization publishes new and significant work in all areas of political socialization in order to achieve a better scientific understanding of the origins of political behaviors and orientations of individuals and groups.
Political socialization theory and research focus on processes by and structures through which individuals become or do not become politically active and acquire or do not acquire general political knowledge, and particular political beliefs, opinions, attitudes, emotions, values and behavioral intentions.

The focus of attention is on political socialization processes – including political education, information, persuasion, marketing, or propaganda and their underlying and accompanying motivations - and political socialization structures – including the family, school, mass media, peer groups, social networks, and politics.

Politics, Culture and Socialization publishes new and significant contributions that report on current scientific research, discuss theory and methodology, or review relevant literature. It welcomes the following types of contributions on topics which fall within its aim and scope:

  • Empirical research articles.
  • Theoretical articles which analyze or comment on established theory or present theoretical innovations.
  • Methodological articles
  • Book reviews

Review procedure

The journal is committed to high standards of peer review. Each manuscript accepted for review by the managing editor is evaluated by two or more scholars active and publishing in the field of political socialization.




Research on Political Socialization in China since 1982: Literature Review 
Song Yingfa 
Comparing socialization, cultural and individual level effects on attitudes towards nuclear energy – A multilevel analysis of 27 European countries 
Sebastian Jäckle, Rafael Bauschke 
Consistency of Tolerance, Public Opinion on Immigrants in the Netherlands at the Turn of the Millennium 
Louk Hagendoorn, Edwin Poppe 
Pathways to political efficacy – Theoretical considerations and empirical illustrations on youths’ acquisition of political efficacy 
Sophia Sohl 
Does Globalization Broaden The Mind? The impact of Globalization on attitudes towards immigrant-rights of young adolescents in 35 regions 
Dimokritos Kavadias, Patrick Stouthuysen, Britt Dehertogh, Eva Franck 

Presentation of Work in Progress

History Teaching On Trial. ‘Case no. 240743: „Israelis versus Teaching History in the State of Israel”, 1212.’ 
Ruth Firer 

Book Reviews

Conference Section