POLS 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Lions Clubs International

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Week five pols*1400 issues in canadian politics october 3rd. Political participation the action people take to raise awareness about political issues, influence the selection of government personnel, and shape the laws and policies in life: can be in conventional (election campaigns) and unconventional forms. Cyber activism also known as political activism that employs online communications tool such as websites, emails, blogs, and social networking services. Protest activities political acts that include non-violent actions such as signing a petition, boycotts, peaceful marches, demonstrations and strikes. They may sometimes involve the use of violence to damage property or harm the opponents of the cause. Civil engagement set of activities in the community, such as joining a voluntary organization, volunteering for organization, helping others directly or giving to a cause: ex: the lions club or environmental groups. Canadians who are busy often join into political affairs for different reasons: touched by an issue or feel strongly about a particular subject.

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