POS 201 Study Guide for Exam 2

POS 201 Study Guide for Exam 2 - POS 201 American...

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Unformatted text preview: POS 201 American Government & Politics Spring 2008 Exam II Study Guide Exam Date: Wednesday, March 26 th Below please find a list of course topics to aid you in studying for Exam II. Please keep in mind that it is not an all inclusive list of every question on the exam . All text and lecture material is still considered fair game for exam questions. This study guide is intended to help you focus your time and energy to your advantage, not serve as the sole preparation tool or substitute for keeping up with the class notes and readings as you (hopefully) have been. The topics/items below are listed in alphabetical order as opposed to degree of importance or number of times appearing on the exam. Suggested Study Guide Topics/Terms For Exam II Chomsky-findings on media bias- bias is pro- institutional Clancy & Robinson-findings on media bias- equal amount liberal + conservative conservative media bias explanation-attitudinal element- media outlets as corporate entities-structural element- high level execs have most influence/ advertisting revenue. Ex. Budlite trucker guy wearing a millerlite t shirt . (they call the shots ) today show Dealignment- a process whereby voters are moved toward non partnership thus weaking the structure of political parties. Dye, Thomas- Whos Running America-findings on media bias- supported the liberal theory He didnt place liberal media bias Liberal media bias- media favors the liberal point of view 1. Structural element- reports and editors 2. Attitudinal element- ideology of journalist in general (journalist = liberal) Federal Election Commission (FEC)- administers and enforce the federal election Campaign act . they disclose the information within the commission to the people. film, Free Speech For Sale- didnt watch it ..sorry 1 Suggested Study Guide Topics/Terms For Exam II free-riders- a person who chooses to receive the benefits of a public good w/o contributing w/ costs. grass-roots lobbying- attempts to influence government decision making by inspiring constituents to contact their representatives. institutional sclerosis- this .. I guess has to do with something of the three branches of government, u can try and find it in pg 313. In the bottom, institutional conflict 2 Suggested Study Guide Topics/Terms For Exam II interest groups-defined- organizations that seek to influence govt policy w/o nominating a candidate or seeking control of govt....
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