Monday, April 6, 2009

Exam 2 - There goes the Neighborhood

Understand and be able to explain Albert Hirschman’s theory of exit, voice, and loyalty.

Albert Hirschman's theory of exit refers to when people become dissatisfied with their surroundings they choose to exit (move or withdrawal from participation in neighborhood). If residents don't choose to exit they can exercise voice. By exercising voice residents attempt to change their environment rather than trying to escape from it. A factor in peoples decision to exit or voice is how loyal they are to their neighborhood. How loyal a person is to their neighborhood refers to how attached they are to it.

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