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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 • Can’t pin down their views they stay ambiguous so they don’t lose voters • Risk averse (*) o Don’t 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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- Fall '07
- rust V.O Keys, Critical Elections/ Realignments, Capture median voters