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What is alienation?
A feeling of personal powerlessness that includes the notion that government does not care about the opinions of people like oneself.
What is apathy?
A feeling of personal noninterest or unconcern with politics.
Wat is civic duty?
The belief of an individual that civic and political participation is a responsibility of citizenship.
What is political participation?
Involvement in activities intended to influence public policy and leadership, such as voting, joining political parties and interest groups, writing to elected official, demonstrating for political causes, and giving moneyto political candidates.
What is prospective voting?
A form of electoral judgment in which voters choose the candidate whose policy promises most closely match their own preferences.
What is registration?
The practice of placing citizens' names on an official list of voters before they are eligible to exercise their right to vote.
What is retrospective voting?
A form of electoral judgment in which voters supprt the incumbent candidate or party when its policies are judged to have succeeded and oppose the candidate or party when its policies are judged to have failed.
What is social capital?
The sum of face-to-face interactions among citizens in a society.
What is social (political) movements?
Active and sustained efforts to achieve socialand political change by groups of people who fel that government has not been properly responsive to their concerns.
What is suffrage?
The right to vote.
What is voter turnout?
The proportion of persons of voting age who actually vote in a given election.