4 characteristics of political culture

Characteristics- Political culture in a society is shaped by the orientation of political education that gives birth to certain political awareness and participation. In Ghana, for example, political education has also colored the political culture that was born with its own characteristics.

Therefore, one day the series of political cultures that exist in society is very likely to experience changes and developments for the better, towards an established level (participatory culture) that is in accordance with the ethics and norms in the society of a country.

In the political arena, people try to gain power through certain forces with the aim of realizing their ideas. Then they can propagate ideas, mobilize and attract the masses, criticize policies, or propose draft regulations.

All of these activities are part of the many activities that the political community carries out. In political society, the interaction of each individual or group has the following characteristics:

1. Political Behavior (Political Behavior)

Political behavior can be expressed as the overall behavior of political actors and citizens who have mutual relations between the government and between community groups in the process of making, implementing, and enforcing political decisions.

2. Political Culture (Political Culture)

According to Almond and Verba, political culture is a characteristic orientation of citizens towards the political system and its various parts, and attitudes towards the role of citizens in that system.

So, citizens always identify themselves with symbols and state institutions based on their orientation.

3. Interest Group (Interest Group)

Is a group or organization that seeks to influence government policy without wishing to obtain public office. Interest groups do not try to control the management of government directly, although it does not rule out the possibility of leaders or their members winning political positions based on general elections.

Interest groups usually collect or expend funds and energy to carry out political actions, and usually, they are outside the duties of political parties.

4. Pressure group (Presseru Group)

In the view of Stuart Gerry Brown, pressure groups are groups that can influence or even shape government policy.

Can use methods through persuasion, propaganda, or other more effective means. Then they include groups of entrepreneurs, industrialists, and other associations.