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Political Hegemony or Cultural Hegemony?

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  • Sunuc, Tom

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Every political system, including the democratic one, is based on a given cultural hegemony, which presupposes the dominance of political ideas of some social elite, or elites,but also implying the consent of social groups at lower strata of the society. In order to win or maintain cultural hegemony, control of the media, education, and public communications, as well as use and abuse of various mechanisms of "soft power" -as is the case today with "fun-making-society"- must be constantly upheld and updated. All of these conditions shape public opinion.

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  • Sunuc, Tom, 1. "Political Hegemony or Cultural Hegemony?," Ab Aeterno, Academy of Social and Political Research, vol. 1(1), pages 1-2.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:aetern:0008
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    Keywords

    Culture; Free-Market Fundamentalism; Neoliberalism; Conservatism; public opinion.;

    JEL classification:

    • B30 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - General
    • Y80 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines - - - Related Disciplines

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