This question is regarding an introduction political science course The SDS said this about the phenomenon of political apathy, or expressed

This question is regarding an introduction political science course  

The SDS said this about the phenomenon of political apathy, or expressed disinterest in politics, among many members of formally “democratic societies”:

“We oppose, too, the doctrine of human incompetence because it rests essentially on the modern fact that men have been ‘competently’ manipulated into incompetence – we see little reason why men [i.e., all people] cannot meet with increasing skill the complexities and responsibilities of their situation, if society is organized not for a minority, but for majority participation in decision-making” (p. 344).

Be prepared to relate this understanding ion apathy to (a) Gaventa’s second and third dimensions of power and (b) Dahl’s five criteria of a democratic process.