Focal Conecpt Sheet Three

Focal Conecpt Sheet Three - PS103 U.S. Political Systems...

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PS103 Dr. Mitchel Gerber U.S. Political Systems Focal Concepts Sheet Three: Political System Model 1. Input: Demands and Supports A demand is a critical concept in a democratic political system and signifies the degree of claims or citizen political preferences proposed to government. A support is a critical concept in a democratic political system and signifies the various ways (e.g., voting, paying taxes, obeying laws, acts of patriotism) that citizens express their compliance and consent to a particular form of government. 2. Output This concept specifically refers to the vast range of collective or public goods, public policies, legislation, and regulations provided by governmental institutions. 3. Feedback This is a critical concept in a democratic political system that refers to citizens’ reaction or response to a various types of governmental output. Feedback is expressed in a variety of ways (i.e., passive, positive, negative) and suggests the dynamic nature (i.e., consent, dissent) of democracies. 4. Public Agenda This is the aggregate or sum total of all citizen preferences on a wide variety of public policy issues. In brief, the public agenda is represented by public opinion focused on serious and complex political problems. Furthermore, the public agenda is a critical component of a democratic political system. 5. Official Governmental Agenda This is the set of public policy issues that government seriously focuses on in the context of its discussion, deliberation and debate of alternative policy positions. The official governmental agenda implies priorities on collective goods and public decision-making. 6.
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Focal Conecpt Sheet Three - PS103 U.S. Political Systems...

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