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topic 6 part 2 - 1 Historical reasons a Examples...

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TOPIC 6: PART 2 POLITICAL PARTIES III. STRENGTH OF POLITICAL PARTIES A. Party in the Electorate B. Party in Government C. Party Organization IV. PARTY COMPETITION A. General Types of Party Systems 1. One party system a. Example: Mexico b. County level in many states. Every position is held by members of the same political party 2. Multi-party system- three or more parties that can effectively compete for power a. Examples: Israel, Japan, countries in Europe 3. Two party systems- there are only two major political parties that effectively compete for power a. Example: The United States (democrats and republicans) B. Two-Party Competition in the U.S.
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Historical reasons a. Examples: revolutions and loyalists, federalists and anti-federalists, ect. 2. Consensus on fundamental issues 3. Electoral rules-give great advantages to existing 2 parties 4. Political socialization- younger generations learn political values from older generations (parents and grandparents) C. Effects of Minor Parties 1. Sources of policy innovation 2. Spoiler-minor party takes votes from the party that should have vote so that the other party wins. a. Teddy Roosevelt in the 1912 election b. Ralph Nader in 2000 election...
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