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Unformatted text preview: 790: 104: Introduction to American Politics Lecture #6: Political Participation and Social Capital Main Questions What is Participation? Does America have a Participation Problem? What are the Benefits and Costs of Participation? Who Participates in America? Is Participation What is Political Participation? Political Participation: is an individual act aimed at expresses ones political views or shaping the outcomes of democratic processes. Suffrage: A term for voting rights; which Other Forms of Participation Campaign Work : Donating ones time and resources to a political campaign. Contacting: Writing to or calling government officials about problems and concerns in our democracy. Protest Activities: Does America Have a Participation Problem?: Turnout in U.S. Presidential Elections Since 1952 Does America Have a Participation Problem?: Historical Rates of Turnout since 1800s Does America Have a Participation Problem?: Cross-National Trends Why has Participation Declined?:Why has Participation Declined?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course POLITICAL 101 taught by Professor Kubik during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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