Study Guide Final Exam - Final Exam Review Sheet PS 111...

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Final Exam Review Sheet PS 111 Fall 2006 Short Essays (new material) Scientific polling Public opinion Factors affecting turnout Electoral college Interest groups Insider/outsider tactics Selective incentives Lobbying Grassroots lobbying PACs Soft-money Party Identification Performance voting Political socialization Retrospective voting Prospective voting Partisan loyalty Cognitive shortcuts Voting registration Strategic voting Principal-agent problem Measurement error Framing Opinion leader Campaign finance reform Voter turnout in the U.S. Reasons why people join interest groups Astroturf lobbying Elite polarization Culture war Straw poll Aggregate public opinion Negative campaigning Mobilization Short Essays (older material) See previous study guides Long Essays (New Material) 1. Voting is crucial to democracy, but many citizens choose not to vote, why? Since 1960s, voter turnout has been falling in the United States. What factors may explain such decline? What are some possible reforms that can help increase voter turnout? 2. What are the pros and cons of the existence of interest groups? What a role does the government play in interest groups politics? How do insider and outsider lobbying tactics differ? And under what situation people use each of them? 3. Some scholars argue that America is deeply divided, especially after the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. How do you think about this statement? Use evidence to support your argument.
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course POLISCI 111 taught by Professor Lupia during the Fall '07 term at University of Michigan.

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