From Voting to Protests: Introduction to Political Attitudes, Groups and Behaviors


Covers basic core concepts for understanding political behavior—attitudes, beliefs, and actions of the general public in political life—and the development and consequences of racial, ethnic, and other types of (politically relevant) identities. Broadly comparative approach, looking at publics throughout the world. Special focus on political behavior and identities in democracies, where behavior is consequential in ordinary workings of politics. Also examines extraordinary political behavior, such as participation in protests, riots, and civil wars.
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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
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