Match the following issues to the party in government whose leaders emphasize them.
- Match the following issues to the party in government whose leaders emphasize them.
- Choose all of the following that are true about internal mobilization.
- Label the following groups with the political party that has traditionally appealed to them.
- Regardless of which specific demographic you choose
- What happens during an electoral realignment?
Choose all of the following that are true about internal mobilization.
Government is both the process by which state policy is enacted and the method by which state policy is determined. A form of government, also known as a form of state governance, is the set of political institutions that make up a state’s government (synonyms include “regime style” and “system of government”). The power source and the power system are two broad interplaying elements that define how a government is coded in general. The individuals and entities that exercise governing authority over a state, as well as the means through which they obtain their power, are referred to as power sources, while the mechanism by which they are organized is referred to as power structure.
Label the following groups with the political party that has traditionally appealed to them.
Figure 17.1. In 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest having his street vending stall’s products confiscated, igniting the Tunisian revolution of 2011. How did a desperate act of desperation become a political game-changer? (Photo courtesy of Chris Belsten/Flickr, taken on January 22, 2011)
We would have been pleased with a response that looked at how different political institutions and processes work in society: the state, the government, the civil service, the courts, the democratic process, and so on, until recently. However, in recent years, we have seen how the Arab Spring in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt (2010–2011), among many other examples, has called into question seemingly stable democratic structures and processes. The long-running oppressive regimes of Ben Ali, Gadhafi, and Mubarak were brought to an end by what some referred to as “democracy” by ordinary people. Not only did government institutions cease to operate as they had for decades, but they were also revealed to be irrelevant to political action. What do these examples teach us about the role of politics in social life?
Regardless of which specific demographic you choose
The term “political socialization” refers to the “analysis of the developmental mechanisms by which children and adolescents of all ages (12 to 30) acquire political cognition, attitudes, and behaviors.” It is a learning mechanism in which appropriate standards and attitudes for a well-functioning democratic system are passed down from generation to generation. Individuals are inducted into the political culture and their attitudes toward political objects are developed through the performance of this role.
These and other influences that people are exposed to as they grow up can have an impact on their political beliefs for the rest of their lives. Political views are often established during childhood, when parents pass down their ideologies to their children.
kinship: Family, according to Glass (1986), is a primary influence in the formation of a child’s political orientation, owing to the ongoing relationship between parents and children, as seen in the table Family as a Primary Influence below.
What happens during an electoral realignment?
The framers of the Constitution intended for the government to play a strong role in ensuring the liberty and well-being of a vast and diverse population. They created a democratic system based on debate and deliberation, divided powers competing with one another, regular order in the legislative process, and mechanisms to restrict and punish corruption. In recent years, America has failed to adhere to any of these values, resulting in a governance and legitimacy crisis. There are two causes for this problem. The first is a serious mismatch between our political groups, which have become as polarized and vehemently antagonistic as parliamentary parties, and a separation-of-powers governing structure that renders majorities incredibly difficult to act. The second is the polarization’s asymmetric nature. The Republican Party has evolved into a radical insurgency, politically extreme, suspicious of truth and compromise, and dismissive of its political opponents’ authority. In the face of these trends, securing the common good would necessitate systemic reforms as well as a well-informed and strategically oriented citizenry.