Pan Yaling, “Contemporary Transition of American Political Culture,”
The Chinese Journal of American Studies, No.3, 2017
【Abstract】 Within 30 years after the end of the Cold War,the people in the U.S. has experienced a drastic swing from exciting “end of history”to annoying “Republic of Fear．”America is undergoing a historic transition, which greatly affects American political culture，moving it from traditional consensus building to extremist confrontation. Such changes are reflected in all three dimensions of political culture, namely, political value，political institution and political behaviour. Current wave of transition of American political culture further amplifies the impacts of US institutional rigidity and social fragmentation on the culture itself．Considering the fact that the U.S. is facing a reversion of American development trajectory, there are huge uncertainties both in the transition of American political culture and in American domestic and foreign policies.
【Keywords】American politics, political culture, transition,consensus-building politics, polarization, Trump