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Notes From the Text 7

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Notes From the Text 7 130

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Date Created: 10/06/16
Political Science 130:4 Professor Wheeler September 26-30, 2016 Political Participation. *Test question  Behavior by those outside government designed to influence the sections of government officials and the policies they make. o Conventional.  Legal and encouraged. defined by government  Voting.  Writing political officials or Congress.  Joining a political party.  Any political participation in the community. o Borderline.  Legal, but not encouraged.  Protests.  Marches.  Rallies. o Unconventional.  Illegal and unencouraged.  Who participates? o S.E.S. model.  Income.  Education. = Participation  Occupational status. (vice versa) o Other factors.  Mobility.  How frequently one moves from place-to-place.  Register to vote. Mobility= Participation  Age.  Partisanship.  Organizational Involvement.  Electoral As thistion. =  Efficacy.  What you are doing is important and matters.  Individual trait.  If you think your vote matters, you go and vote.  Mobilization.  Encourage people to vote.  People might participate if they are mobilized too.  Mobilize those you think will be your supporters.  Why participate? o Instrumental. 1 Political Science 130:4 Professor Wheeler September 26-30, 2016  People decide if they are going to participate in politics:  “Rational actors”. o Cost/ Benefits. Time Policies o Symbolic.  Sense of pride and patriotism.  The duty and right(s) we fought for.  Voting. o While S.E.S = Voting  Why?  Voting doesn’t count.  Rigged.  Too busy.  Don’t care/ not interested.  Don’t like either candidate.  Registration.  System  eliminate electoral competition. o Improve voting turnout.  Voting online.  No more Electoral College.  By mail.  Use money or incentives.  Punish  make voting mandatory.  Betting.  Voting more than once a day/ week/ weekend.  Easy registration.  Automatic registration.  Eliminate registration.  Same day registration. o Issues. o Political party as a whole.  #1 predictor. o Candidate appeals.  Motivates people to vote for that person or party.  Things that range from interrupting to really anything else. o Campaign.  Doesn’t always have to associate with Presidential. 2


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