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system of selecting policymakers and of organizing government so that policy represents and responds to the public's preferences
Elite & Class Theory
theory of govt and politics stating that societies are divided along class; an upper-class elite will rule, regardless of the formal necessities of governmental organization
institution through which a society makes and enforces public policy (typically maintain national defense, provide services, collect taxes, and preserve others)
groups that are so strong that the govt is weakened (groups control policy and preent govt from acting)
political channels in which people's concerns become political issues on the policy agenda
Political parties, elections, news and entertainment media, interest groups are examples of
favoring a liberal construction of the constitution of the US to give broader powers to the federal govt (more liberal)
refers to legal philosophy that limits judicial interpretation (more conservative)
theory of govt and policies emphasizing that politics is mainly a competition among groups; each one pressures for its own preferred policies
Pluralism, public, compromise
_____________ shows that _________ interest will prevail through bargaining and _______________
process by which we select our government leaders and what policies to produce (produces authoritative decisions about public issues)
system of govt; public policies are made by official selected by the voters and held accountable at periodic elections
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