Up-to-date, empirical research, edited by Simone Abendschön, that seeks new answers to Fred Greenstein's still-valid question: Who learns what from whom, under what circumstances, and with what effects? Contributors argue that political socialisation does not develop independently, but is shaped by the society in which it is embedded.
This book, which includes quantitative approaches as well as innovative case studies, examines the importance of socialisation agents and contexts, and looks at the timing of political socialisation. Chapters shed light on old problems and topics, using new methodological approaches or dealing with long-neglected perspectives such as young children's democratic learning.
'A collection of highly topical and well elaborated pieces of research' — Christ'l De Landtsheer, University of Antwerp