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Political Culture of the Students. The case of Republic of Moldova

Author: Ţurcan Galina
Degree:doctor of political Sciences
Speciality: 23.00.01 - Theory, Methodology and History of Political Sciences; Political Institutions and Processes
Scientific adviser: Victor Saca
doctor habilitat, professor, Moldova State University
Scientific council:


The thesis was presented on the 11 December, 2008
Approved by NCAA on the 26 February, 2009


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CZU 32:378 (043.3)

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139 pages


culture, political culture, political subculture, transition, democratization, student’s political culture, types of political culture, role of the political culture, parochial political culture, subject political culture, participant political culture, democratic political culture, civic culture, functions of the political culture, socialization, political socialization, agents of political socialization, youth, students, formation of the political culture, political sciences, university, the Bologna Process, Europeanization, youth organizations, student organizations, student self-government


To constitute a democratic political regime, the political culture plays a fundamental role. The hope for positive change of political culture is connected especially to youth people and particularly students, the future intellectuals of our society. Within this study there were researched the characteristics and problems of formation of political culture of Republic of Moldova.

In the first chapter it is accomplished a theoretical and methodological analysis of political culture phenomenon. The conceptual and structural meaning of the political culture was determined. There were analyzed typological aspects and their roles in the period of transition. Also, there were examined the functions of the political culture and their characteristic features in the period of transition.

In the second chapter there was studied the social and demographic specification of the students as bearers of political culture. A special attention is allotted to the "students" category, which is utilized in this work to nominate only those young people that are full time higher education students. There were studied the characteristic features of students as bearers of political culture. There were analyzed the main features of political culture of the students in the period of transition.

In the third chapter it was studied the political socialization as a method of constitution of political culture of students. An attempt is made to determine the role of the higher education institution and of political sciences in forming the political culture of the students.