Political Parties - Political Parties 1) Party within the...

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Political Parties 1) Party within the Electorate 2) Party within the Government 3) Party as an organization Core Function of Political Parties 1) provide cues and symbols for voters-people who vote all republican or all democrat. 2) To recruit candidates to run for office--kind of perform this but not always, Bush did a lot of recruiting for republicans to pick people to run against the democrats. They do this sometimes but they don’t control the recruiting process. 3) Nominate a candidate for office--75% of people chosen for office are done through primaries. 4) Campaigning--candidates do this raise their own money. The party is not as involved in the process especially at the beginning. Once the candidate starts winning then the party will usually help. 5) Provide information--we have an independent mass media and the information is generally independent of political parties. 6) Provide entertainment--many political parties own clubs and throw keggers on college campus(in Europe). 7)
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course POLS 2305 taught by Professor Raulston during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas-Tyler.

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