Political Sociology

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This board explores topics usually engaged by the subdiscipline of political sociology, particularly those pertaining to patterns of voiting among the public and political elites. The board also explores theories of state power, especially in regards to modern democratic states.

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Political Soc: Money in Politics
Political Soc: Demographics
Political Soc: Formal Political Structure
Political Soc: Social Contract Theory
Political Soc: Democracy & Voting
Political Soc: Political Polarization & Partisanship
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Political Soc: Money in Politics

Source: Pew Research Center / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Americans in Favor of Spending Limits, 2018

Source: Pew Research Center / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Source: Center for Responsive Politics, 2020 / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained. Political Sociology, Politics, Netflix

Millionaires in U.S. Congress, 2018

Source: Center for Responsive Politics, 2020 / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Source: FEC / Center for Responsive Politics / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained. Political Sociology, Politics, Bar Chart, Netflix, Campaign, Bar Graphs
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Congressional Campaign Spending in the U.S., 1980 - 2018

Source: FEC / Center for Responsive Politics / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Hard money refers to contributions made directly to a specific candidate, whereas soft money refers to contributions made by parties and committees. Source: FEC / Center for Responsive Politics / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained. Political Sociology, Politics, Bar Chart, This Is Us, Netflix, Campaign, Public, Parties, Fiestas
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Campaign Spending in the U.S., 1980 - 2018

Hard money refers to contributions made directly to a specific candidate, whereas soft money refers to contributions made by parties and committees. Source: FEC / Center for Responsive Politics / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Many Countries Recognize the Importance of Limiting Campaign Spending and the Amount of Air Time Political Candidates Can Purchase *The size of each country bubble represents the amount of spending in elections. Source: Center for Responsive Politics / CMS India / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Many Countries Recognize the Importance of Limiting Campaign Spending

Many Countries Recognize the Importance of Limiting Campaign Spending and the Amount of Air Time Political Candidates Can Purchase *The size of each country bubble represents the amount of spending in elections. Source: Center for Responsive Politics / CMS India / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Source: Center for Responsive Politics / CMS India / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Election Spending per Voter, United States vs. India

Source: Center for Responsive Politics / CMS India / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Political Soc: Demographics

The effect of voter suppression techniques has meant that the interests of rich and older, white men are being served at the expense of everyone else. Source: U.S. Census Bureau / Netflix. 2020. "Whose Vote Counts," Explained.

Voter Turnout Rates, 2016

The effect of voter suppression techniques has meant that the interests of rich and older, white men are being served at the expense of everyone else. Source: U.S. Census Bureau / Netflix. 2020. "Whose Vote Counts," Explained.

In 2016, 51% of people with a high school education or less voted for Donald Trump, whereas 37% of people with more than Bachelor's degree (Postgraduate study) did the same. Source: New York Times / Edison Research Political Sociology, Politics, Bachelor's Degree, Presidential Election, Donald Trump, High School, Study, York

Percent vote in presidential elections according to level of education

In 2016, 51% of people with a high school education or less voted for Donald Trump, whereas 37% of people with more than Bachelor's degree (Postgraduate study) did the same. Source: New York Times / Edison Research

In 2016, 41% of people with incomes under $30k voted for Donald Trump, whereas 49% percent of people with incomes greater than $200k did the same. Source: New York Times / Edison Research Political Sociology, Politics, Greater Than, Presidential Election, Donald Trump, York, Times, People

Vote in presidential election according to income

In 2016, 41% of people with incomes under $30k voted for Donald Trump, whereas 49% percent of people with incomes greater than $200k did the same. Source: New York Times / Edison Research

Political Soc: Formal Political Structure

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Political Soc: Social Contract Theory

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Political Soc: Democracy & Voting

Democracy and Voting

Just heard my son's history teacher say "The Americans were about to try a new experiment: to govern themselves. Something that had never been done before in human history." My son asked "weren't the Native Americans already governing themselves?" -- I almost spit my coffee out. ~ @chadloder Political Sociology, Politics, History Teachers, I Love To Laugh, Faith In Humanity, My Coffee, Wisdom, Humor, Humour

Just heard my son's history teacher say "The Americans were about to try a new experiment: to govern themselves. Something that had never been done before in human history." My son asked "weren't the Native Americans already governing themselves?" -- I almost spit my coffee out. ~ @chadloder

Mail-in ballots are rejected for relatively minor mistakes, but most were rejected because voters missed the deadline. Source: Election Assistance Commission

Reasons for Mail-In Ballot Rejections, 2018

Mail-in ballots are rejected for relatively minor mistakes, but most were rejected because voters missed the deadline. Source: Election Assistance Commission

Rejection Rate of Mail-in Ballots - In Florida’s 2018 General Election Among other the voter suppression techniques, mail-in ballots are rejected for relatively minor mistakes, such as a voter signing outside a designated box. Rejecting ballots in this way, disenfranchises younger Americans. Source: Anna Baringer, Michael C. Herron, & Daniel A. Smith / Florida Division of Elections, 2020

Rejection Rate of Mail-in Ballots in Florida, 2018

Rejection Rate of Mail-in Ballots - In Florida’s 2018 General Election Among other the voter suppression techniques, mail-in ballots are rejected for relatively minor mistakes, such as a voter signing outside a designated box. Rejecting ballots in this way, disenfranchises younger Americans. Source: Anna Baringer, Michael C. Herron, & Daniel A. Smith / Florida Division of Elections, 2020

Political Soc: Political Polarization & Partisanship

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Historian of coups and right-wing authoritarians here. If there are not severe consequences for every lawmaker & Trump govt official who backed this, every member of the Capitol Police who collaborated with them, this "strategy of disruption" will escalate in 2021. ~ @ruthbenghiat

Historian of coups and right-wing authoritarians here. If there are not severe consequences for every lawmaker & Trump govt official who backed this, every member of the Capitol Police who collaborated with them, this "strategy of disruption" will escalate in 2021. ~ @ruthbenghiat

We will never rewrite the Constitution of the United States ~ @MarshaBlackburn If there wasn't a rewrite, you wouldn't be a Senator (and also couldn't vote) and I'd be enslaved. ~ @jemelehill Political Ideology, Political Quotes, Political Cartoons, Political News, Politics, Liberal Quotes, Political Sociology, Political Discussion, Speak The Truth

We will never rewrite the Constitution of the United States ~ @MarshaBlackburn If there wasn't a rewrite, you wouldn't be a Senator (and also couldn't vote) and I'd be enslaved. ~ @jemelehill

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The problems of the Trump presidency aren't clinical

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Year 1under an Authoritarian Regime.

Remember when Trump committed an impeachable felony five days ago, and now that's not even a story, and you don't even know which one I'm talking about ~ @ZackBornstein Political Sociology, Politics, Then And Now, Philosophy, Day, Philosophy Books

Remember when Trump committed an impeachable felony five days ago, and now that's not even a story, and you don't even know which one I'm talking about ~ @ZackBornstein

The political system one purports to support vs. the system their actions support

Illiberalism and populism of political parties, by election year, 1982-2018 Source: Varieties of Democracy project, University of Gothenburg / The Economist

Party in the USA - Illiberalism and populism of political parties, by election year, 1982-2018

Illiberalism and populism of political parties, by election year, 1982-2018 Source: Varieties of Democracy project, University of Gothenburg / The Economist

Weber's Three Types of Authority

I love how rich people will say, "It was the first time in my life that politics ever affected me personally." Honey, politics wer affecting you the whole time. Politics created and maintained your entire oblivious, privileged life. They just never affected you *negatively*. ~ @sannewman Power To The People, Rich People, Intersectional Feminism, Patriarchy, Thought Provoking, Real Talk, True Stories, Equality, Wisdom
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I love how rich people will say, "It was the first time in my life that politics ever affected me personally." Honey, politics wer affecting you the whole time. Politics created and maintained your entire oblivious, privileged life. They just never affected you *negatively*. ~ @sannewman

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Many, if not most, American politicians do not actually represent the demands of their constituents

Source: Gallup / Hill-HarrisX / Reuters / Ipsos / Harvard-Harris / AP-NORC, 2016-2020

Source: Pew Research Center / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Americans in Favor of Spending Limits, 2018

Source: Pew Research Center / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Source: Center for Responsive Politics, 2020 / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained. Political Sociology, Politics, Netflix

Millionaires in U.S. Congress, 2018

Source: Center for Responsive Politics, 2020 / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Source: FEC / Center for Responsive Politics / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained. Political Sociology, Politics, Bar Chart, Netflix, Campaign, Bar Graphs
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Congressional Campaign Spending in the U.S., 1980 - 2018

Source: FEC / Center for Responsive Politics / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.

Hard money refers to contributions made directly to a specific candidate, whereas soft money refers to contributions made by parties and committees. Source: FEC / Center for Responsive Politics / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained. Political Sociology, Politics, Bar Chart, This Is Us, Netflix, Campaign, Public, Parties, Fiestas
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Campaign Spending in the U.S., 1980 - 2018

Hard money refers to contributions made directly to a specific candidate, whereas soft money refers to contributions made by parties and committees. Source: FEC / Center for Responsive Politics / Netflix. 2020. "Can You Buy an Election," Explained.