Political apathy can stem from several causes including people having little knowledge or understanding of politics and government, and failing to understand the importance their actions have for the benefit of the large... More »

The two-party system of the United States Ì¢‰â‰۝ wherein elections are invariably won by one of the two major parties, Republican or Democrat Ì¢‰â‰۝ is largely a result of the winner-takes-all electoral system. More »

Voting engages people with their government, increasing the likelihood that people share their concerns with their representatives and that representatives take these concerns into account when creating policy. Voting ha... More »

Some of the main functions of mass media are to provide the general public with news, help people socialize by getting them accustomed with a country's customs, including its politics, culture and forms of entertainment,... More »

Legislation is important for several reasons, including setting standards and controls to govern the actions of people and groups in the public and private spheres. Legislation is sometimes referred to as statutory law, ... More »

Gender studies allows people in different social environments to solve gender-related conflicts by providing a common understanding regarding gender identity and relationships. It studies how men and women are the same a... More »

Personal values are deemed important because they provide people with an internal compass by which to govern their actions and decisions. In short, they offer a systematic or structural approach to ethics that can also a... More »