The aim of the journal 'Politics,
Culture and Socialization' (PCS) is to publish new and significant work
in all areas of political socialization and civic education, political
culture, psychology, and communications in order to achieve a better
scientific understanding of the origins of political behaviors and
orientations of individuals and groups.
Political socialization theory
and research focus on processes by and structures through which individuals
become or not become politically active and acquire or not acquire general
political knowledge, and particular political beliefs, opinions, attitudes,
emotions, values and behavioral intentions.
The focus of attention is on political
socialization processes – including political education, information,
persuasion, marketing, or propaganda and their underlying and accompanying
motivations - and political socialization structures – including
the family, school, mass media, peer groups, social networks, and politics.