PLSC 201, Week 1 Day 1 Notes
PLSC 201, Week 1 Day 1 Notes PLSC 201
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Date Created: 09/20/16
Why Study American Government in Politics? Government Perceptions “Government has too much power” “The government doesn’t listen to people like me” We fail to think about what the government does directly for us What is Politics? Lasswell said “the struggle about ‘who gets what, when, and how’” GLWT: “politics is a struggle over the leadership, structure, and policies of government” Who Participates? Voter turnout in U.S. is much lower than other democracies around the world Engagement among young people (18-30 years) is particularly low o Government has put limitations on voting accessibility to avoid fraud Most political ads target older voters Compared to young people, older voters are better participants In 2012, youth turnout was the highest it had been in a long time Factors that help determine who participates include: o Political efficiency (will my vote really matter?) o Political knowledge o Trust
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