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Macrolevel Opinion PS 141B; Week 3, Lecture 5; October 15, 2007 “I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but inform their discretion.” –Thomas Jefferson, 1820 1. Introduction A. Four Democratic Values 1) Tolerance of Opposing Points of View 2) Social Consensus Regarding Values and Goals 3) Trust in Government and Other Civic/Social Institutions 4) [Political Efficacy] (Wednesday) B. Comments on Chapter 6 Table 1 2. Tolerance of Opposition (Democratic Value #1) A. Majority Rule vs. Minority Rights 1) Question: What do we mean by Majority Rule? 2) Question: What do we mean by Minority Rights? B. Growth in Democratic Tolerance? 1) Criticism of Entire Research 2) Democratic Values and 9/11 2. Social consensus on values (Democratic Value #2) A. Conflict within constraints
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Unformatted text preview: 1) Factors that mitigate or limit the intensity of conflict. (1) Share democratic values (2) Cross-cutting cleavages (a) Cleavage refers to differences of opinions, interests, beliefs (b) Crosscutting cleavage in an instance when people who disagree on one issue agree on another. (c) An opponent today could be an ally tomorrow. 3. Trust in Government (Democratic Value #3a) A. Importance of Political Trust B. Trust Trends Trust in Federal Government It's morning in America. ........ Trust in Federal Government, by Ideology Trust in the President C. Consequences 4. Trust in Other Social Institutions (Democratic Value #3b) A. Importance of Social Trust Medical Professional Lawyers News/Media 5. Critiques A. Democratic Elitism 1) Criticisms of Democratic Elitism B. Working-Class Authoritarianism Elite vs Mass Support for Democratic Values 1) Authoritarian Personality...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course POL SCI 141B taught by Professor Hussey/gussin during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.

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