The Development of Political Activists: A Model of Early Learning
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CitationKing, Gary, and Richard Merelman. 1986. The development of political activists: A model of early learning. Social Science Quarterly 67(3): 473-490.
AbstractAn 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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