Class Notes 6 2.26.2014 Political Behavior, Social Pressure and Motivated Reasoning

Class Notes 6 2.26.2014 Political Behavior, Social Pressure and Motivated Reasoning

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Walsh Reading Notes 22:29 Intergroup dialogue: discussion intended to focus on personal experiences, emotions  and storytelling  “diverse groups of volunteers are recruited to come together over  repeated sessions to talk about race” (Walsh 2) “contitue deliberative democracy in action” (Walsh 2) “It is an attempt by real people inactual communities to confront the difficult public issue  of race, and an attempt to enhace civic life in a context of cultural heterogeneity” political scientists believe that interaction between people of different races will lead to a reduction in prejudice however these talks are completely artificial and people who go to this aren’t  necessarily a good representation of the American public but rather of more open  minded people wanting to make a change Deliberative Democracy: 
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  • Spring '14
  • social pressure, political behaviors

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