PSCI study guide 1

PSCI study guide 1 - -Usually the most important campaign...

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Exam 1 Study Guide What are elections? - Elections are what connects government to the governed - Elections ensure that government can be responsive to the needs of citizens - Elections raise interest and awareness - Structured to limit popular control of government (representative democracy) What are elections/campaigns? Campaign effects (Holbrook) - Conventions:
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Unformatted text preview: -Usually the most important campaign events-Frequently produce large swings in public opinion (decay over time)-Large swings are not always decisive Debates: -More modest effects-Generally informative, especially to low-information voters What is effective? How do we measure voter turnout?- and what are the trends? Youth vote Factors affect voter turnout...
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