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Political Participation An activity that has the intent or effect of influencing government Multiple forms - Voting - Campaign work - Contacting Public Officials - Join/support interest groups - Protests, demonstrations, etc - Serving in public office Why do we participate? - Democracy creates political efficacy - 4 Individual - level factors - Personal resources - Psychological engagement - Voter mobilization - Community involvement
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Unformatted text preview: Personal Resources- Time, money and civic skills (e.g. communication)- Voting is more common than volunteering for campaign- Volunteering is more common than running for office Psychological Engagement- Knowledge- Interest- Political Efficacy Community Involvement- Close community ties- Examples:- Home Ownership- Membership in community organization- Involvement betters your community...
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