Ch 8 - Ch 8- political participation Types of political...

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Ch 8- political participation Types of political participation- any action that an individual takes in an attempt to influence government Voting, lobbying, litigation, protests, volunteering, joining interest groups, signing petitions, joining political parties Conventional participation- relatively routine behavior that uses established institutions to influence government (accepted behavior, working within the institution) Unconventional participation- relatively uncommon behavior that challenges or defies established institutions (personally stressful to participants and opponents) Sometimes line between the two can sometimes be blurry -if people have to go outside established institutions to influence government, it is undemocratic -people should not have to force government to listen to them Goal of government is to make Political participation conventional Types of conventional activity Supportive behavior- action that expresses allegiance to government or institutions to government
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Ch 8 - Ch 8- political participation Types of political...

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