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23 Cards in this Set

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Civic Duty
Belief that one has an obligation to participate in civic/political affairs.
Culture War
profound conflict over certain morals and values. Animated by differences about private/public morality
External Efficacy
Citizen's belief that system will respond to a citizen's demands.
Internal Efficacy
Confidence in citizen's own abilities to understand and take part in political affairs.
Political Culture
Broadly shared way of thinking about political/economic life that reflects on fundamental assumptions about how government should operate.
Political Efficacy
Citizen's belief that he can understand and influence political affairs.
Political ideology
More or less consistant set of views as to the policies the government should persue.
Political subculture
Fundamental assumptions about how political process should operate that distinguish citizens by region/religion etc
Work ethic
Belief in importance of hard work and personal achievement
Class Consciousness
Awareness of belonging to particular socioeconomic class whose interests are different from those of others
Equal opprotunity
Belief that it is wrong to use race/sex to discriminate against or give preference to minorities/women.
believers that moral rules are derived from God; traditional morality > individual liberty, should be enforced
believers that moral rules are derived from personal beliefs. favor govt protection of individual choice.
Gender gap
Differences in political views and voting behavior of men and women
people who wish to maximize personal liberty on economic/social issues. Prefer small weak govt. Conservative economically, liberal socially
People who hold liberal views on economic matters but conservative views on social matters. Strong gov - reduce econ inequality, stricter social sanctions
person who favors more limited/local govt, less regulation of markets, more conformity to traditional values.
person who favors more active federal govt for regulating business, social welfare, minority rights, less regulation on private conduct
individual who holds the middle position between left-wing and right-wing views.
Political cleavages
Issues that divide opinions
Political elite
Identifiable group who posess disproportionate share of resource ($ or power)
Political socialization
developmental processes by which children and adolescents acquire political cognition, attitudes and behaviours
Public opinion
Collection of attitudes/views held by general public.