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People Participate Because People Abstain Because People Abstain Because Why Do Some People Participate While Others Abstain?
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People Participate Because People Participate Because People Abstain Because People Abstain Because Why Do Some People Participate While Others Abstain?
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People Participate Because People Participate Because People Abstain Because People Abstain Because There is a candidate whose religious beliefs match theirs They think their votes can affect the distribution of wealth Candidates’ proposed policies may affect people (positively or negatively) They like some candidates’ ideals They are attracted to one of the candidates Voting is a civic duty They don’t like any of the candidates or their policies People have lost their trust in government institutions (and politicians) People don’t like the political parties (or the two-party system) People feel detached from the gov’t, perhaps because no one in gov’t looks like them People don’t have enough information to vote People may be apathetic People may be subjected to voter suppression tactics Why Do Some People Participate While Others Abstain?
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Why Vote? A Lonely Voter “‘I just think it’s important to vote. If you have the right, you ought to exercise it – whether you are going to make a difference or not’” (Traci Hodgson, from “Voter Flocks to the Polls – And Casts Precinct’s Only Ballot.” By Brian C. Mooney. Boston Globe . Sept. 28, 1989) . Is voting alone sufficient?
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What is “politics?” Politics is “who gets what, when and how” (Harold Lasswell 1936) We see politics everywhere But we will be studying politics in the government
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What is “government?”
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