Unformatted text preview: - Election Day- On a Tuesday, people have to take off from work or find a babysitter; other countries make election day a national holiday- Demographic Overload- Too many elections, too many candidates, not given enough information to make a decision (don’t understand propositions and referendums)- Political efficacy- People don’t think their votes will really make a difference What is the role of POLITICAL PARTICIPATION in policy?- Agenda Building- Grassroots political involvement and elections can set the agenda - Formulation and Adoption- Most noticeable at LOCAL level- Implementation and Evaluation- Grassroots and legal movements to change implementation- Opinions shape evaluation (e.g. letters) Not DIRECT but REPRESENTATIVE...
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- Spring '08
- Election Day, psychological engagement