08 Political Parties

08 Political Parties - Anti ‐ War 4 1980’s • Democrats – Protection of New Deal • Republicans – Acceptance of New Deal(priorities –

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10/11/2007 1 National Government Political Parties How? Internal Mobilization Jeffersonian vs. Federalists External Mobilization Existing Organizations come together Minn. DFL party Why Political Parties? Organization Policy Goals Election Control of Personnel
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10/11/2007 2 First System Jeffersonian Republicans Southern Agrarian Interests Reaction to Federalist Policies Federalists Concern with finances, trade Setting up a powerful national government Jacksonian Democracy Democrats Jeffersonian Republicans Expansion of Franchise Whigs Opposition to Democrats New Republicans Democrats Slavery Democrats Republicans Whigs and Anti Slavery Democrats
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10/11/2007 3 Turn of the Century Economic Differences Republicans: Laissez Faire Economics Democrats: Populist Party: workers South New Deal Democrats Popular Base Republicans Anti New Deal Foreign Policy 1960’s Republicans Limited Government Democrats Civil Rights
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Unformatted text preview: Anti ‐ War 10/11/2007 4 1980’s • Democrats – Protection of New Deal • Republicans – Acceptance of New Deal (priorities) – Social Issues (culture war) – Foreign Policy Future Issues • Global War on Terror • Social Security • Health Care • Taxes/National Debt • Immigration • Discrimination • Abortion Realignment • Organization Around Issues – New Issues Create Cleavages – Disappearance of Old Issues 10/11/2007 5 In Government – Organization – Democracy – Coalitions In Elections – Nomination – Fundraising – Heuristic (Party Platforms) Why only 2? • Winner take all elections • Single member districts encourage formal coalition formation • Plurality, not majority, wins • Gerrymandering 10/11/2007 6 10/11/2007 7 Decline of Parties? • Identification is Decreasing • Polarization is Increasing • Third Party Ineffectiveness – Ballot Requirements...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course PLS 320 taught by Professor Snook during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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08 Political Parties - Anti ‐ War 4 1980’s • Democrats – Protection of New Deal • Republicans – Acceptance of New Deal(priorities –

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