Chapter 1

  1. Representation
    relationship betwen few leaders and many followers. Desires of people represented by leaders.
  2. Pluralist Theory
    emphasizes that politics is mainly a competition among groups
  3. Minority Rule
    guarantees rights to those who do not belong to majorities and allows them to join majorities
  4. Majority Rule
    majority';s desire is to be respected
  5. Democracy
    a system of selecting policymakers and of organizing gov. so that policy represents and responds to the public's preferences
  6. Public Policy
    choice gov. makes in response to a political issue
  7. Policymaking Institutions
    branches of gov. charged with taking action on political issues

    • 1.Congress
    • 2. President
    • 3. Courts
    • 4. Bureaucracy
  8. Political Issue
    an issue taht arises when people disagree about a problem and its solution
  9. Policy Agenda
    issues taht attract the attention of public officials
  10. Linkage Institutions
    Political channels; concerns to issues
  11. Policymaking System
    Process in which a policy comes into being
  12. Single-Issue Groups
    narrow interest, dislike compromise, concerned with one issue (activists)
  13. Political Participation
    voting, protest, civil disobedience
  14. Politics
    Process for selection of gov. leaders and what policies they pursue
  15. Public Goods
    goods, like clean air and water, that everyone must share
  16. Government
    institutions that make authoritative dfecisions for any given society
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