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Public Opinion the values and attitudes that people have about issues, events, and personalities.
Political Ideology a complex set of beliefs and values that, as a whole, form a general philosophy about the role of government.
Political Socialization Family. Social groups. Education. Political conditions
The Liberal Ideology Social and political reform. Extensive economic gov’t intervention. Expansion of federal social services. Efforts for the poor, minorities, and women. Concerns for consumers and the environment.
The Conservative Ideology: Support social and economic status quo. Do not trust large and powerful gov’t.
Political Values Equality of Opportunity.Liberty.Democracy.
Framing the power of the media to influence how people influence events and issues.
Agenda Setting the power of the media to bring special attention to particular issues and problems.
Priming the process of preparing the public to take a particular view of an event or a political actor
Political parties organized groups that attempt to influence the government by electing their members to local, state, and national offices.
Party formation Internal mobilization,External mobilization
Internal mobilization Political conflicts prompt officials and competing factions within government to mobilize popular support.
External mobilization Group of politicians outside of government organizes popular support to win governmental power.
What do Political Parties do? Increase political participation Provide important information cues to voters Organize congressional business
Fairness Doctrine If they cover a right for abortion, they also have to cover issue against abortion. ex. pro-life,for life
Right of Rebuttal The media outlet has to provide the person who was attacked a chance to rebuttal
Equal time rule media should give equal time to both sides during a debate
Morality you just need to get more votes than anyone else
Majority Election 50% plus, one vote
Realignments Occur when issues that currently separate the two parties decline in relevance.Every time a shift occurs
First party system Federalists and Jeffersonian Republicans
Dominating Political parties Democrats and Republicans
The New Deal party system Created a social safety net Created a broad coalition of votersFranklin Delano Roosevelt elected in 1932. Expanded reach of government Began regulating the workplace
The contemporary American party system gOP expands voter base, draws economic and social conservatives, especially southerners. Ideological divide increases among elected officials; within the ranks as well.
Who doesn't use winner take all rule Maine and Nebraska
Recall the ability to recall elected officials
suffrage voting
Political mobilization Process by which large numbers of people are organized for a political activity
Voters Turnout state rules + political context + individual traits
Pluralism theory that citizens connect to the government through interest groups that compete in the public
Lobby like an interest group, but focused on trying to influence elected officials
Types of Interest Groups Business & agriculture,Public interest groups,Labor union groups,Professional groups,Public sector,Ideological,Public interest groups
Caucus a meeting of member of a political party to choose a candidate
closed primary a primary in which only registered members of a particular political party can vote; "closed primaries strengthen party unity"
Ideological interest groups work to change cultural norms, values, and prevailing stereotypes
Plurality a single winner voting system
Fcc the agency of broadcast media
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