PowerPoint Ch1 Intro to Govt_.ppt - Introducing Government in America Chapter 1 This is a MUST read Introduction Politics and government matter

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Introducing Introducing Government in America Government in America Chapter 1 This is a MUST read
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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.
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Introduction Introduction The Political Disengagement of College Students Today (Example) [See p. 4 & 5 in text]
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Introduction Introduction (see p. 5 in our text) (see p. 5 in our text)
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Introduction Introduction Presidential Election Turnout Rates by Age (Figure 1.2)
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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?
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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.”
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Figure 1.3 The Policymaking System The Policymaking System The process by which policy comes into being and evolves over time.
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People People Interests Problems Concerns
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Linkage Institutions Linkage Institutions Political Parties Elections News & Entertainment Media Interest Groups
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