Chapter 1 Part 1 - Chapter 1: Conflict and Consensus Part 1...

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Chapter 1: Conflict and Consensus Part 1 Chapter Goals The context of American government and politics Demographic diversity Political culture The role of the citizen Ideal v. real The impact of organized interests Consistent with democracy? Your Goals Be able to: Define the key terms listed on page 29 of your text and the “vocabulary” terms in this presentation Give examples of how the diverse population of the U.S. affects American politics Give examples of the impact of political culture on American politics Debate the influence of the individual versus organized interest in American politics Some Preliminary Definitions The Vocabulary of Political Science Each academic discipline has specialized meanings for certain words Example: Consider the word “stress” What does “stress” mean to: A psychologist A musician An engineer A linguist A speech pathologist
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“Power” The ability to one to compel another to do something
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2008 for the course PS 1010 taught by Professor Yahrmatter during the Fall '08 term at Wayne State University.

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Chapter 1 Part 1 - Chapter 1: Conflict and Consensus Part 1...

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