Political Participation

Political - Political Participation Those activities of citizens that attempt to influence the structure of govt the selection of govt Officials or

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Political Participation; Those activities of citizens that attempt to influence the structure of govt., the selection of govt. Officials, or policies of govt. Protest: An expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid: a protest against increased taxation. Conventional participation is a form of political participation that is generally influential and doesn’t involve making anyone feel uncomfortable or fearful. This is a very “safe” way to influence all forms of Government. I have participated in politics conventionally numerous amounts of times. One example of this is voting in 4 elections including the 2006 election that helped Democrats gain control of Congress, a true example of Democracy! I have also donated money and time to both the Kerry ’04 and Obama ’08 campaigns. Unconventional participation tends to focus on a sort of activism or protest, whether it is peaceful of violent, it “rocks the boat” and CAN
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course POS 111 taught by Professor Waller,d during the Spring '09 term at Front Range Community College.

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Political - Political Participation Those activities of citizens that attempt to influence the structure of govt the selection of govt Officials or

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