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15 Cards in this Set

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Social Capital
Participation in Voluntary Organizations that reinfirce discussion of democratic, civic habits of discussion, compromise, and respect for differences.
Political Culture
The widley shared beliefs, values, and norms concerning the relationship of citizens to gov't and to one another
Natural rights
The rights of all people to dignity and worth; also called human rights.
Democratic Consensus
Widespread agreement on fundamental priciples of democratic governance and the values that undergird them.
Majority Rule
Governance according to the expressed preferences of the majority.
Popular Sovereignty
A belief that the ultimate power resides in the people.
American Dream
Thw widespread belief that individual initiative nad hard work can bring economic success, and that the US is a land of opportunity.
An economic system characterized by private property, competitive markets, economic incentives, and limited gov't involvement in the production and pricing of goods and services.
Large corporations or firms that dominate their industries and are able to artificially fix pricesand discourage competition.
Antitrust Legislation
Federal Laws (starting with the Sherman Act of 1890) that try to prevent monopolies from dominating an industry and restraing trade.
One's basic beliefs about political values and the role of gov't.
A belief in the positive uses of gov't to bring about justice and equality of opportunity.
A belief that limited government ensures order, competitive markets, and personal opportunity.
An economic and gov't'al system based on public ownership of production and exchange.
An ideology that is dominated by concern for the environment but also promotes grass-roots democracy, social justice, equal opportunity, nonviolence, respect for diversityand feminism.
An ideology that cherishes individual liberty and insists on a sharply limited gov't, promoting a free market economy, a noninterventionist foreign policy, and an absence of regulationin the moral and social spheres.