State and local government

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Comparative method

A learning approach based on studying the differences and similarities among similar units of analysis

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Sociodemographics

The characteristics of a population EX: size, age

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Political culture

The attitudes and beliefs broadly shared by a polity about the role and responsibilities of government

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Individualistic culture

A political culture that views politics and government as just another way to achieve individual goals

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Moralistic culture

A political culture that views politics and government as the means of achieving the collective good

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Laboratories of Democracy

A metaphor that emphasizes the states' ability to engage in different policy experiments without interference from the federal government

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Traditionalistic culture

A political culture that views politics and government as the means of maintaining the existing social order

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Devolution

The process of taking power and responsibility away from the federal government and giving it to state and local governments