POL214Y5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Elite Theory, Civic Society, Social Capital

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Political participation actions people take to raise awareness about issues, influence the choice of government personnel, and to shape the contents of legislation and public policies. 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. Cyber activism political activism that employs online communication tools such as websites, emails, blogs, and social networking services. Civic engagement a set of activities in the community, such as joining a voluntary organization, volunteering for the organization, helping others directly, or giving financial donations to charitable causes. Classic democratic theory the belief that is is desirable to have a large number of citizens from different backgrounds participating in political affairs. Deliberative democracy a form of democracy in which governing decisions are made based on discussion by citizens.

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