The American Democracy, 10th Edition (Patterson)

Chapter 7: Political Participation: Activating the Popular Will

Chapter Outline

  1. Voter Participation
    1. Factors in Voter Turnout: The United States in Comparative Perspective
      1. Registration Requirements
      2. Frequency of Elections
    2. Why Some Americans Vote and Others Do Not
      1. Education and Income
      2. Age
      3. Civic Attitudes
  2. Conventional Forms of Participation Other Than Voting
    1. Campaign and Lobbying Activities
    2. Virtual Participation
    3. Community Activities
  3. Unconventional Activism: Social Movements and Protest Politics
  4. Participation and the Potential for Influence
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