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Class notes exam 2 - Political Participation(POLPART 7/12 Definition behavior on the part of those outside government to influence the selection of

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Political Participation (POLPART) 7/12 Definition: behavior on the part of those outside government to influence the selection of government officials and the policies those officials set Types of political participation Conventional Routine, non-threatening behavior that uses channels of representative government Public approves and supports Supportive behaviors Express allegiance Influencing behaviors (demands) Seek policy changes Ex: campaign contributions, rally, meeting, send email to senator, petition, joining groups Borderline/Less Conventional Non-routine behavior that demands change Non-violent, but possibly disruptive Public does not normally approve nor support Ex: boycott, strike, Rosa Parks, civil disobedience Sometimes effective = promotes reform Unconventional Uncommon behavior that threatens or defies government or the dominant culture
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Violent Most of the public does not approve nor support Ex: riot, Boston Tea Party Level of polpart by americans Unconventional = low Borderline = low Characteristics of participants Trust in the political system = low Political efficacy = high Group consciousness = high Conventional Absolute standard = low Comparative standard = high Voting vs other participation Low initiative vs high initiative effort Who participates in politics? 7/13 – Greenpeace banner at Mt. Rushmore Political participation is a multifaceted concept Includes all forms of political participation Standard socioeconomic status (SES) model
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Illustrate bivariate relationships Sunlight, rainfall, soil fertility corn growth Linear relationships – positive and negative Independent and dependent variables Curvilinear relationship Illustrate multivariate model building Illustrate model modification process Variables in the “old” standard SES model Socioeconomic status (SES) Education, income, occupational status Education is the most important factor Age 18-25 vote least Race Black = white (control for other variables) Sex Female = male (control for other variables) Organizational involvement Strength of political partisanship (StPID) Electoral competitiveness Types of variables & effects
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Dependent variable Independent variable Composite or construct variable Created from other variables (SES, polpart)
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course POL 241 taught by Professor Chriskelly during the Summer '10 term at Miami University.

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Class notes exam 2 - Political Participation(POLPART 7/12 Definition behavior on the part of those outside government to influence the selection of

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