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The belief that citizens have the power to control (change and maintain) government and that government will listen. Engagement is getting involved so you can be heard by government.

efficacy

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lack of feeling, emotion, interest, and concern. A state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, and/or passion.

apathy

3

those, either through birth or naturalization, who are entitled to the rights and the privileges provided by and protected by the government. Good citizenship is when you are informed and active in the political community.

citizen

4

Institutions, laws, rules and procedures which rule and guide a particular group of people

government

5

organizations which create, enforce, & apply laws; that mediate conflict; make (governmental) policy on the economy & social systems; and otherwise provide representation for the people. Based on Trust and Norms.

institutions

6

The ability to create desired outcomes. The ability to do things and to get things done. Having influence over others. Elites are those people with power to create desired outcomes.

power

7

The power to give orders, make decisions, establish rules, and maintain order. The power to decide and settle disputes.

authority/sovereign

8

A belief by the people that the government has the right to rule

legitimacy

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is the expectation that arises within a community of regular, honest, and cooperative behavior, based on commonly shared norms. People living within the norms create social capital.

trust

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is like regular capital (money) in that it can be earned and spent as desired though one’s labor. Except, the labor is not actual work but instead how you fit and abide by the community to which you belong. The more social capital you have, the more trustworthy and respected you are. (we have a tendency to confuse real money with social capital which I will explain later.

social capital

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are accepted social rules which we are taught through culture, socialization, and general life.

norms

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A system of rule in which formal and effective limits are place on the powers of the government.
Rule of law instead of rule by law.

constitutional government