Final SG - PS 201 TERMS Agenda Setting (346) the power of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Agenda Setting (346) the power of the media through news coverage to focus the public’s attention on particular events/people/etc Common-Carrier Role (348) media’s function as an open channel through which political leaders can communicate with the public News (328) news media’s version of reality, usually with emphasis on timely/dramatic events Objective Journalism (332) model of reporting based on communications of facts, not opinions Partisan Press (331) media that openly supports a political party Press (News Media) (328) Public-Representative Role (351) role where media attempt to act as public’s representatives Signaling Role (346) accepted responsibility of media to alert public to important developments as soon as they happen Watchdog Role (349) responsibility of media to protect public from corrupt officials by exposing any violations of standards Cabinet (430) group consisting of the heads of the executive departments, appointed by president, subject to confirmation by Senate Honeymoon Period (435) president’s first months in office, a time when Congress, the press, & the public are more likely than unusual to support presidential initiatives Momentum (420) strong showing by candidate in early presidential contests, which leads to public support for the candidate Open Party Caucuses (419) meetings at which a party’s candidates are voted on & that are open to all the party’s voters who want to attend Presidential Approval Ratings (442) degree to which public approves of president’s performance Stewardship Theory (412) theory that argues for a strong, assertive presidential role, with authority limited only by points specifically prohibited by law Unit Rule (424) rule that grants all of a state’s electoral votes to candidates who receives the most popular votes in that state Whig Theory (412) prevailed in 19 th century, held that presidency was a limited or restrained office whose occupants was confined to expressly granted constitutional authority Agency Point of View (465) the tendency of bureaucrats to place the interests of the agency Bureaucracy (451) a system of organization & control based on principles of hierarchal authority, job specialization, and formalizes rules Bureaucratic Accountability (470) degree to which bureaucrats are held accountable for power they exercise Cabinet Departments (454) major administrative organizations within federal executive bureaucracy, each headed by a secretary (cabinet officer) with responsibility for a major function of the federal government (defense, agriculture, etc.) Clientele Groups (467) special-interest groups that benefit directly from activities of a particular bureaucratic agency and therefore are strong advocates of that agency Demographic Representativeness (479) idea that bureaucracy will be more responsive to public
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 5

Final SG - PS 201 TERMS Agenda Setting (346) the power of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online