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Public members highly engaged with the politics/government
Public members moderately aware and in politics/government
Public members who rarely attend to politics/government, aside from
the percentage of eligible citizens who actually vote
relations building closer ties of trust and civic engagement
efforts to encourage people to engage in the public sphere
Organized effort to advance a proposed public policy change.
cycles of democratic participation
every 60 years regular surges in public engagement occur
placing policy issues directly on a state
or local ballot.
circle of nonparticipation
Resistance by political parties to mobilizing disengaged Americans to vote.
The gap between those who do and don’t have access to the internet
The sheer volume and variety of available information are mind-boggling
if many people are doing something, mostly others are likely to do it as well.
encourages individual choice and public officials decide what behaviors to promote
Behavioral bias leading people to believe only on one piece of information.
citizens participate in public life without any government incentives