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Relatively routine political behavior that uses institutional channels and is acceptable to the dominant culture

Conventional participation

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Unconventional participation that involves assembling crowds to confront businesses and local governments to demand a hearing

Direct action

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A preliminary election, run by the state government, in which the voters choose each party's candidates for the general election

Direct primary

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The right to vote, also called suffrage

Franchise

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Behavior that seeks to modify or reverse government policy to serve political interests

Influencing behavior

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A procedure by which voters can propose an issue to be decided by the legislature or by the people in a referendum. It requires gathering a specific number of signatures and submitting a petition to a designed agency

Initiative

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Actions of private citizens by which they seek to influence or support government and politics

Political participation

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A philosophy of political reform based on the goodness and wisdom of the individual citizen as opposed to special interests and political institutions

Progressivism

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The process for removing an elected official from office

Recall

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An election on a policy issue

Referendum

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A relationship between socioeconomic status and conventional political involvement: people with higher status and more education are more likely to participate in than those with lower status

Standard socioeconomic model

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The right to vote, also called franchise

Suffrage

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Action that expresses allegiance to government and country

Supportive behavior

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Premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub national groups or clandestine agents

Terrorism

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Relatively uncommon political behavior that challenged or defies established institutions and dominant norms

Unconventional participation

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The percentage of eligible citizens who actually vote in a given election

Voter turnout

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Formal procedures for voting

Election

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Do not require much effort by the individual

Low initiative

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Requires active participation by individuals to obtain benefits for a group

High initiative

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A legal action brought by a person or group on behalf of a number of people in similar circumstances

Class action suit