Outline 4 - Grassroots Participation

Outline 4 - Grassroots Participation - PLS 301 Political...

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PLS 301 Political Participation Grassroots Lecture Political Participation, Grassroots I. Introduction - Political participation is the activity that seeks to influence the selection of government officials or actions that these officials take. II. Degree of Participation A. Spectators vs. Gladiators - Spectators (50-60% of population) Voting Campaign Activities Citizen Initiating Contact Cooperative Activity (active members in interest group) B. Verba and Nie Study: - Interviewed people about their role in political activities 1. Inactives – not active with politics what-so-ever, don’t vote etc (22%) 2. Voting specialists – vote but are not active in anything else, not very educated (21%) 3. Campaigners – Vote but like to get involved, better educated, love politics, interested, tend to have clear party identification, strong positions on issues (15%) 4. Communalists – involved in community activities, very concerned about their own community or neighborhood, generally non-partisan, higher education and income (20%) 5. Parochial participants – don’t vote, not involved in civic associations,
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