The Importance Of Interplay Of Democracy And Political Culture
Canada’s political culture can be defined as a distinctive combination of political values. “With a distinct political culture and the utmost respect for democracy, Canadian public administration has, and must continue to, evolve in order to effectively serve its citizens” (Drysdale, p.39). Political culture is always evolving to adjust to new beliefs and influences that a society has. According to Drysdale, the following three are the key components of political culture (p.38):
1. Values, attitudes and beliefs of our citizens in relation to political life, specific political symbols and other areas such as civic interest groups, the province, and/or the state.
2. Political knowledge, such as the degree to which the population understands policy process and specific institutions.
3. Acquisition of political understanding and expectations (and how it was