Introducing Introducing Government in America Government in America Chapter 1 This is a MUST read
Introduction Introduction Politics and government matter. Americans are apathetic about politics and government. American youth are less likely to be informed about government and politics and participate less in politics.
Introduction Introduction The Political Disengagement of College Students Today (Example) [See p. 4 & 5 in text]
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Introduction Introduction Presidential Election Turnout Rates by Age (Figure 1.2)
Government Government Definition: – The institutions and processes through which public policies are made for society. This definition leads to two basic questions: – How should we govern? – What should government do?
Politics Politics Definition: – The process by which we select our governmental leaders and what policies these leaders produce. Politics produces authoritative decisions about public issues. Also consider Lasswell’s definition: “Who gets what, when and how.”
Figure 1.3 The Policymaking System The Policymaking System The process by which policy comes into being and evolves over time.
People People Interests Problems Concerns
Linkage Institutions Linkage Institutions Political Parties Elections News & Entertainment Media Interest Groups
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