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1

Give examples of two traditional methods of political participation

Voting
Writing to MPs
Demonstrations
Signing a petition
Go on strike

2

Give examples of two modern methods of political participation

Boycotting products
Protesting on social media
Emailing a MP
Signing an E-petition

3

Which in your opinion is the most important method of participation

To stand for public office
-create a direct change
-power to influence other people’s opinions
-legislative power

OR

to protest
-news coverage
-shows a collective opinion
-un -ignorable

4

Name as many reasons as to why people don’t vote

-dislike/distrust all politicians
-don’t like the candidates
-‘hapathy’
-do not know enough to make an informed choice
-‘apathy’

5

What was..... in 1984 vs in 2000

Voting in GE
Signed a petition

83%>72%

63%>42%

6

What was ..... in 1984 vs 2000

Boycotted a product
Contacted the media

4%>31%

4%>9%

7

Define ‘slacktivism’

Online forms of participation which are not effective and have no impact

Laziness

8

What are the consequences of low voter turnout

-makes us question the governments mandate
-suggests DISENGAGEMT with political process and a break down in our social responsibilities
-questions how healthy our democracy really is if people don’t participate

9

What could happen as a result of not participating

The politicians could begin to centre there manifesto around those who do turn out

Could lead to neglect of certain groups

10

Who created the concept of ‘apathy’

Milbrath & Goel