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POLS 202 Introduction to American Government & Politics: Gather Search Words

This guide will help students research the landscape of current political legislation.

Potential Search Words

These search words may be helpful for topics assigned in Yoav Duman's POLS 202 classes

Topic: Oligarchy

oligarchy

representative government

unequal representation

political representation

political participation

participatory democracy

power distribution

political reform

pluralism

popular support

elites

corporations

corporate interests

 

wealth gap

wealth concentration

wealth distribution

wealth disparity

income inequality

trickle down

 

funding

marjinalized

1%

99%

interest groups

lobbyists

interest groups

 

redistricting

gerrymandering

voter suppression

voting rights

 

Super PACs

Occupy Wall Street

Citizens United

corporate rights

Electoral College

Undocumented Immigrants

undocumented immigrants

illegal immigrants

illegal aliens

 

immigration reform

immigration crisis

immigration national security

immigration borders

immigrants persecution

immigrants economic aspects

immigrants American economy

immigrants social aspects

immigrants crime

immigrants taxes

immigrants social services

immigrants education

immigrants integration

immigrants citizenship

costs of immigration

costs of refugees social services

 

deportation

legal status

low skilled immigrants

skilled labor

cheap labor

pathway to citizenship

DACA (deferred action for chilhood arrivals)

DREAM Act

matricula consular identification card

ITINS (individual tax identification numbers)

underground economy

 

 

 

Topic: Healthcare

Affordable Care Act

Obamacare

health care reform

health care costs

health care policy

health care industry

 

socialized medicine

single payer

universal health care

national health programs

medicare for all

public entitlement

preexisting conditions

 

private health insurance

hybrid public option

government subsidies

insurance marketplaces

medicaid buy-in

employer mandate

 

tax burden

tax increase

funding

drug prices

prescription costs

pharmaceutical companies

pharmaceutical industry

big pharma

health care expenditures

health insurance premiums

employer and employee benefits and costs

doctors' salaries

 

medical policy

medical legislation

 

health care Canada

health care United Kingdom

health care Scandinavia

appointment wait times

quality of care

 

 

"Pro" & "Con" Search Words

debate
controversy
stakeholders
consequence
effect
result
counterpoint


benefits
advantages
effectiveness
improvement
pros
advocates
supporters
proponents      
 

opponents
drawbacks disadvantages
failures
difficulties
cons