Ch.1 Notes - Govt impact on US (personally) o Taxes o...

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S oc I A l Scale Govt impact on US (personally) o Taxes o Agencies/services Means of influencing Govt…. .? o VOTING Factors Efficacy o Feeling of that your vote actually makes a difference/matters o At an all-time low in America right now Trust o Plummeted since Nixon’s term o Turnout??? Citizenship o “spirit of revolution” o Dahl’s Polyarchal Democracy o Is the US a Polyarchal Democracy? Elected officials Free, fair, frequent elections Freedom of expression Freedom of speech Alternative sources of information Sources not directly associated with the government Associational autonomy Ability to associate w/ who you want (political groups, unions etc…) Inclusive citizenship Not as many restrictions on how to become a citizen o Confounding factors Terminology: o Sovereignty Autonomous control over your area Globalization o World trade Individual sovereignty? Give up some to government for protection and services
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course GOVT 2301 taught by Professor Combs during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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Ch.1 Notes - Govt impact on US (personally) o Taxes o...

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