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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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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Spring '06 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '06