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Unformatted text preview: Ideology and Partisanship PS 141B, Week 3, October 17, 2007 Lecture 6 Macro-level Public Opinion 1. Recap A. Four Democratic Values (Tolerance of Opposing Points of View, Social Consensus Regarding Values and Goals, Trust in Government and Other Civic/Social Institutions, P olitical Personalities Political Efficacy) 1) Political Trust (Democratic Value #3b) Presidential and Congressional Trust 2) Political Efficacy (Democratic Value #4) a) A belief that one can influence the political process People don't have a say in what the government does Public officials don't care what people think Politics is too complicated B. Critiques 1) Democratic Elitism a) Support for democratic values not evenly spread across the population b) Criticisms of Democratic Elitism C. Working-Class Authoritarianism 1) There is a distribution of antidemocratic attitudes among various social classes Elite vs Mass Support for Democratic Values 2. Introduction to Ideology 1) Applied to societies as a whole a) Normative definitions...
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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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