Friday, September 21, 2012.docx
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School
University of Missouri - Columbia
Department
Political Science
Course
POL_SC 1100
Professor
Horner
Semester
Fall

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Friday, September 21, 2012 Political Participation Conventional Participation • Voting • Running for office • Petitioning • Political forums • Writing editorials • Donating money to a political party • Bumper stickers on your car/signs in your yard Unconventional Participation  • Protesting • Boycotts • Sit­ins • Marches • Violence Participation Defined • Political Participation – Any sort of activity that has to do with getting involved in politics/government o Huge area of research Rules of Participation  1. Income a. People with more money are more likely to vote i. More time ii. More affected 2. Age a. Older people are more likely to vote i. More time ii. More attention iii. Social securities 3. Education a. People with higher education are more likely to vote i. You know more  • These are all somewhat related 4. Level of interest (political efficacy) a. Psychological variable b. You feel like your vote matters c. People with higher income, age, and education have a higher political efficacy 5. Group ownership 6. Property ownership a. People who own property are more l
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