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Unformatted text preview: 3. Political Stability of Democratic Governments a. Higher standard of living b. Democratic ideology c. Loyal military d. Complexity of social life i. More things to do outside of the family unit 4. American Democracy a. Dominance of corporate money interest i. Huge contributions ii. Highly organized iii. Access to top officials b. special interest groups c. mass media does not educate d. registration policies i. to vote you have to register weeks in advance, which results in low voter turnout e. nonvoting i. presidential 50% ii. congressional 60% iii. local 75% 5. workday voting a. voting during a workday, rather than a holiday, people can not get away from work to vote...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course SOCY 105 taught by Professor Mogadam during the Spring '05 term at Maryland.
- Spring '05