Chapter 11 poli sci notes - Political Science: Chapter 11...

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Political Science: Chapter 11 Key Terms: Access – The ability of privileged outside groups to obtain a hearing from elected officials or bureaucrats. Coordinated Spending – Spending by the democratic and republican party committees on behalf of individual congressional candidates Focus Group – a method of gauging public opinion by observing a small group of people discussing specific issues Independent Spending – By a person or organization for or against a political candidate (not controlled by the candidates campaign) Performance voting – voting based on how successfully the candidate or party performed while in office. Soft Money – Money used by political parties for voter registration, public education, and voter mobilization. - America has a representative democracy (also considered a Republic) - Problems with a rep. Democracy: Agents might use their authority to serve themselves rather than the people. -
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course POLIS 1101 taught by Professor Berggren during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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