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Unformatted text preview: o Rational parties: Promise whatever they can to get you to vote o Responsible parties: promise you what they believe they can actually deliver o Tactics of rationals Convergence Capture median voters by shifting your rhetoric Hotelling Ambiguity Cant pin down their views they stay ambiguous so they dont lose voters Risk averse (*) o Dont trust ambiguity Risk acceptant (*) o Accept ambiguity and vote for them anyway because they trust V.O Keys aspects of Political parties o Party-as- organization Exist at all levels of govt o Party-in-electorate Accumulation of people that belong to that party o Party-in-government...
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course GOVT 2301 taught by Professor Combs during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.
- Fall '07