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The key features of political culture in Latin America
Kirechko Ekaterina Mikhailovna

Postgraduate at the Department of Philosophy of Politics and Law, Faculty of Philosophy of Lomonosov Moscow State University 

119234, Russia, Moscow, ul. Lomonosovskii Prospekt, 27-4





The research object is the political culture of the countries of Latin America. The author focuses on the statistical data illustrating different aspects of political culture of such countries as Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and some others. The research subject is the results of sociological surveys, which had been held within the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University during a long period of time, their analysis and interpretation in the context of the current political culture theories and history of the region. The author concludes that political values of Latin Americans are, firstly, traditional and conservative, and secondly, some of them hamper democratic transition. The analysis shows that the components of political culture of the region, which at first sight have negative sides, are nevertheless the part of history and culture of the region and reflect the people's worldview. 

Keywords: pluralism, democracy, religion, descrimination, political participation, political tolerance, political culture, Latin America, equality of opportunities, political traditions



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