BRIEFLY DEFINE: POLITICAL BELIEFS, IDEOLOGY AND POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION.

American Government: Myths and Realities, 2014 Election Edition

Oxford University Press by Alan R. Gitelson et al.

REVIEW THE BOOK, CLASSNOTES, AND CLASS SLIDES.  (NOT NEED TO REVIEW OTHER MATERIAL).

 

I. BELIEFS, IDEOLOGY AND POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION. (2 page essay)

1. BRIEFLY DEFINE: POLITICAL BELIEFS, IDEOLOGY AND POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION.

2. DISCUSS THE LINKS BETWEEN THE THREE TERMS.

3. ELABORATE ON AT LEAST TWO EXAMPLES OF IDEOLOGIES AND AGENTS OF POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION.

4. DRAW CONCLUSIONS AND REFLECTIONS.

 

(CHECK SPECIFICALLY CHAPTERS 1 AND 6).

 

II. THE POLICYMAKING PROCESS(2 page essay)

1. DEFINE POLICY

2. EXPLAIN EACH OF ITS STAGES.

3. AT WHAT STAGES CAN INTEREST GROUPS (DEFINE), AND POLLS/FRAMING EFFECT (DEFINE) CAN INFLUENCE THE PROCESS?.

4. PROVIDE AT LEAST TWO EXAMPLE OF SUCH POSSIBLE INFLUENCE, AND ALSO YOUR OWN REFLECTIONS ON THE SUBJECT MATTER.

 

(CHECK SPECIFICALLY CHAPTERS 6 AND 10)

 

III. THE SUPREME COURT.( 2 page essay)

1. ARE ITS RESOLUTIONS RELEVANT TO U.S. CITIZENS? PROVIDE AT LEAST TWO EXAMPLES..

2. SOME EXPERTS HAVE LABELED THE COURT AS AN “UNDEMOCRATIC BODY.” WHAT IS THEIR MAIN ARGUMENT AND WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?

3. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “JUDICIAL RESTRAINT” AND “JUDICIAL ACTIVISM”? DO YOU LEAN TO SUPPORT ANY OF THEM? WHY?

4. STATE THREE MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN  THE U.S. SUPREME COURT AND THE SUPREME COURT IN CALIFORNIA. DRAW CONCLUSIONS.

(CHECK SPECIFICALLY CHAPTER 14 AND SLIDES FROM CALIFORNIA).

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