The Development of Political Activists: A Model of Early Learning

Citation:

Gary King and Richard Merelman. 1986. “The Development of Political Activists: A Model of Early Learning.” Social Science Quarterly, 67, Pp. 473–490. Copy at http://tinyurl.com/y36noewr
The Development of Political Activists: A Model of Early Learning

Abstract:

An analysis of panel data reveals the unique importance of early learning to the development of political activism among Americans. A combination of two learning models– the frequently used crystallization model and the rarely analyzed sensitization model– is advanced as most appropriate for understanding political socialization and the development of political activism. The findings contribute to research on elite behavior and on the process of political socialization.
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