Chapter 8-Political Participation

Chapter 8-Political Participation - Chapter 8: Political...

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Chapter 8: Political Participation I. A Closer Look at Nonvoting a. Voting-age population – those are able legally able to vote in an election b. Registered voters – those who registered to vote in elections c. American has a very low turnout compared with European countries i. Common reasoning: voter apathy on Election Day, ii. real problem: low registration d. Costs of Voting i. In European countries, voting registration is automatic and free but in the U.S. there is a cost and the burden is on the individual ii. Motor-voter law of 1993 allowed people to register to vote while applying for driver’s licenses and other state facilities. 1. In 01-02, it accounted for almost 40 percent of applications II. Who Participates in Politics? a. Forms of Participation i. Voting is the most common ii. Giving money to a candidate, being a member of a political organization are the least common iii. Voting Specialists – people who vote but do little else iv. Campaigners – not only vote but also like to get involved
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2009 for the course POLITICAL 220 taught by Professor Schwak during the Spring '08 term at Northwestern.

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Chapter 8-Political Participation - Chapter 8: Political...

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