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Unformatted text preview: Y100 Exam 1 Review 20 multiple choice 22:25 Political Controversies American Democracy Civic Engagement (Dis) trust in Government Public Opinion and Media I. Political Controversies A prolonged public dispute including more than one party over a matter of opinion NOT fact. Politics: Who gets what, where, when and how. o Distribution ex: power, money, resources Public: a group of people affected by an issue Target population: the population that is identified within the policies/bills. Government: instruments through which people engage in public action Public Policy: system of laws or regulations taken in by government agencies Justifications of public policy: • Moral standards • Legislative standards • Expert opinion (stem cell research, climate issue) Ideology: a system of beliefs regarding human life, social life, politics. II. American Democracy • “Rule by the people” – democracy • Procedural definition: government created by the elections where every adult can vote. o 3 musts:...
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- Spring '10
- Democracy, American democracy, Democracy Civic Engagement, policies/bills. Government