This is “Citizens and Politics”, chapter 5 from the book A Primer on Politics (v. 0.0).
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People participate in politics in a variety of ways. At the most basic level, they vote. They may read or watch news or information about politics. They may get involved in a campaign, by giving money or volunteering their time. They might even run for office. They might join an interest group, or even get out and protest something they don’t like, or rally for something they do. Depending on the system of government in the state in which they live, they will have more or fewer opportunities for participation.