Political participation - Political information • Income...

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If the election were held today, how would you cast your vote? George W. Bush (Rep) John Kerry (Dem) Michael Badnarik (Lib) Write-in:________________
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Kinds of Political Participation Electoral vs. Non-electoral
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Why NOT participate? Why do we not vote? Why do we not participate in higher forms of activism?
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Costs/Benefits of Voting COSTS BENEFITS
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What affects participation? Individual-level effects Contextual effects Structural effects
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Individual-level Effects Education
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Unformatted text preview: Political information • Income • Party identification Contextual Effects K Mobilization Structural Effects • Poll tax • Registration laws • Primary structure How do voters decide? • Party identification • Issues • Incumbency • Candidate image • Retrospective – Basing voting decisions on past performance • Prospective voting – Basing voting decisions on future consequences of a vote • National factors Policymaking Process...
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