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AP Gov. In America
|the institutions and processes through which public policies are made for a society.
|Goods such as clean air snd clean water, that everyone must share.
|the process by which we select our governmental leaders and what policies these leaders pursue.
|All the activities used by citizens to influence the selection of political leaders or the policies they pursue.
|groups that have a narrow interest, tend to dislike compromise, and often draw membership from people new to politics.
|the process by which policy comes into being and evolve over time.
|the political channels through which people's concerns become poliitical issues on the policy agenda.
|the issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actually involved in politics at any given point in time.
|An issue that arises when people disagree about a problem and how to fix it.
|The branches of gov't charged with taking action on political issues.
|A choice that gov't makes in response to a political issue.
|a sys of selecting policymakers and organizing gov't so that policy represents and responds to the public's preference.
|A fundamental principle of traditional democratic theory.
|a principle of traditional democratic theory that guarantees rights to those who do not belong to majorities and allows that they might join majorities through persuasion and reasoned argument.
|a basic principle of traditional democratic theory that desribes the relationship between the few leaders and the many followers
|a thoery of government and politics emahaiszing that politics is mainly a competition among groups, each one pressing for its own preferred policies
|a theory of government and polities contending that socies are divided a long class lives and that an upper-class elite will rule.
|elite and class theory
|a theory of government and politics contending that groups are so strong that government is weakened
|a condition that occurs when no coalition is strong enough to form a majority and establish policy
|the sum total of the value of all the goods and services produced in a nation
|gross domestic product
|the belief that individuals should be left on their own by the government