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Democracy Flowchart: People, Politics, Policy, & Power

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Transcript of Democracy Flowchart: People, Politics, Policy, & Power

Policy
Institutions

Linking
Institutions

The Path of Democracy:
People, Politics, Policy, & Power

POWER!
Laws, Agendas, Priorities...
People (YOU!)
The electorate/citizenry
-Ballot Initiatives
-Referendum
-Recall elections
-Civil Disobedience
Interest Groups
Private groups with common interests & values who organize to influence government on
particular issues using advocacy & fund-raising
.
Think Tanks
An organization that mainly conducts
research & advocacy
on political issues, can be privately run or associated with a college or university.
The Media
Any
message delivery system or communication medium
that
covers everything from traditional journalistic reporting (public & private), to advertising, to Youtube, Twitter, & citizen blogging, etc.

Fox news, CNN, NPR, Sunday talk shows - Face the Nation, talk radio - Rush Limbaugh,, Daily Show & Colbert Report, Huffington Post, the Drudge Report, etc.
Local
-School Board
-City Council
-Commissions
-Mayor
State
-State legislature
-Governor
Federal
-Congress: House of Representatives & Senate
-President

Group with
broad common interests & values
who organize to
nominate and campaign candidates for office
,
win elections
,
conduct government
, and
determine public policy
.
Political Parties
Direct
Democracy
Legal entity that conducts
business
, can use resources & money towards
fund-raising & lobbying
to influence elections and policy.


http://www.startribune.com/business/100051999.html
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Green Party
Libertarian Party
N.R.A., N.A.A.C.P., A.A.R.P., A.F.L.-C.I.O., ...
Minnesotans for Marriage, Minnesotans United
Protect My Vote, Our Vote Our Future
Political Action Committees
"Super" P.A.C.s = Political Action Committees like Priorities USA Action & American Crossroads.
Center for American Progress
Brookings Institute
Annenberg Public Policy Center
Heritage Foundation
Cato Institute
Corporations
Information & Perspectives on
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
http://www.forbes.com/sites/amywestervelt/2012/08/22/monsanto-dupont-spending-millions-to-oppose-californias-gmo-labeling-law/
P.A.C. vs "Super" P.A.C.
http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacfaq.php
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