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Study Guide for Second Exam PLS100 American National Government Spring 2007 Judd Thornton Interest groups Difference from parties Goals of interest groups Three benefits of joining interest groups: material, solidary, purposive Three theories of interest groups: pluralist, exchange and niche theory Collective action public good free rider Political Party Definition V.O. Key’s typology: party in the electorate, government, and organization Functions of parties (particularly participation and responsiveness) Responsible party model (in theory and in the U.S.) Strength of parties (particularly in the electorate) Divided government Realignment (Great Depression example) Critical election Development of parties Why associate with a party? (Amateurs and professionals) Party competition One-party, two-party, multi-party Duverger’s law: why two parties in U.S.? Median voter theorem and explanations for its failed prediction Minor parties Impact on the political system Media TV and political sophistication
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PLS 100 taught by Professor Thornton during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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