12 terms

CH.4 AP NSL vocab notes

Political culture
A distinctive patterned way of thinking about how political economic life ought to be carried out
E: Believing that the the Republicans or Democrats will do a better job on fixing the economy
political ideology
a consistent set of views concerning the policies the government should pursue
E: Seeking policies that are along the liberal ideology or conservative ideology
civic duty
The belief that you should take community affairs seriously and help out when they can.
E: An example of helping out the community by giving money to the local salvation army branch.
political efficacy
citizens ability to understand and influence the government
E: understanding you can propose policies by using initiative.
internal efficacy
the ability to understand and take part in political affairs.
E: the belief in internal efficacy has not really changed
class consciousness
Thinking yourself as a worker whose interest are different than those of management. It's the opposite if you are management.
E: For example management will want to cut jobs if it means saving more money but most workers will be against this
civic competence
Believing that the individual can influence the government
E: the people affect the government in actions such as voting, referendum or initiative.
political tolerance
Tolerating other political opinions and ideas.
E: For example allowing a certain political group to meet in your civic auditorium. This action shows political tolerance.
protestant work ethic
A belief that a person has to work, save money, obey secular law and do good works
E: This is now sometimes called work ethic.
external efficacy
The ability to make the system respond to the citizens.
E: since the 1960's there has been a sharp drop in the sense of the sense of external efficay.
Believe personal freedoms are more important than morals and rules. They believe that morals need to be evaluated to fit circumstances of modern life. They believe that the circumstances of modern life are complex, changeable and dependent on individual preferences.
E: A progressive would believe that abortion is a choice that should be the mothers and mothers alone.
They believe morals are more important than freedom and self expresion. They believe that these moral rules come from the commands of god and these laws are clear and unchanging.
E: An Orthodox would believe that abortion is wrong and immoral. They believe that all life is precious.