5 Ways to tip the partisan balance toward realignment

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5 Ways to tip the partisan balance toward realignment: 1. Conversion —Moving people from other side to your (across the seesaw’s fulcrum) 2. Mobilization —Getting people who are non-voters or infrequent voters to register, vote and participate (getting kids from playground who favor you on the seesaw) 3. Polarization —Moving politics toward the extremes (moving kids
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Unformatted text preview: toward end of seesaw) 4. Strategic/tactical Using politics to create temporary advantage at key moments of the election (thrusting weight down on seesaw to create momentary imbalance) 5. Partisan institutionalism Manipulation of institutions, electoral rules to partisan advantage (moving the fulcrum underneath opposing side to gain greater leverage)...
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Schaller during the Spring '08 term at UMBC.

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