Accession Number:

AD1048065

Title:

Political Culture and Risk Analysis: An Outline of Somalia, Tunisia, and Libya

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

M.J. Fox Quantico United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-11-21

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Since the 1980s, the political culture concept experienced important theoretical advances that stressed durable patterns of behavior over time. Since these theories can be applied to conflict settings and unstable states, the potential value of culture within risk analysis has emerged. Risk analysis has tended to treat political culture more as an afterthought, but the integration of several theoretical contributions allows it to be considered a starting point. Examining the contemporary cases of Somalia, Tunisia, and Libya in the frame of this alternative approach establishes the groundwork for assessing future cases while providing an added dimension to risk analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE