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Unformatted text preview: 9/18/06 chap12 cont. in-class Three components of political parties Party organization Party-in-government o Controlling government o Execution of policy agendas and accountability Party-in-the-electorate o Recruiting candidates o Nominating candidates Open vs. closed primaries Nominating convention o Defining policy agendas(party platform) o General elections The dilemma party candidates face Most primary voters are ideological, meaning that candidates must run to the extremes to win the partys nomination But, Most general election voters are moderates, so candidates should position themselves in the center of the ideological scale on positions Citizens and political parties Three things citizens can do to offset their frustration with political parties: o Get real o Get involved o Dont split your ticket-voting for different political parties in different offices A History of American Political Parties:...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course POLS 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Fall '06 term at Ohio University- Athens.
- Fall '06