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Department
Political Science
Course
POLB50Y3
Professor
James Mc Allister
Semester
Winter

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POLA51 LECTURE TWOWhat is democracyA system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state typically through elected representativesEverybodys equalEverybody atcertain age has the right to voteRealistic possibility that voters could replace the governmentBasic rights of freedoms has to be protectedPolitical socializationFancy word for learningProcess that goes on constantlyMethod through which people acquire information about politicsProcess by which Canadian society passes on basic ideas to each otherPolitical cultureEvery country has distant political culture based on its historyReflects attitudes and beliefs of that societyCognitive what you know about politics government etcAffective how we feel do we like the government What are our feelings about politicsEvaluation are they doing what we expectCanadian political cultureReadings in Barker textbook Canadian political culture vs American political cultureoArgument is that were just Americans who live further northoDifferences bw Canada and USFound that America is more religious Americans more likely to go to Protestant church
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