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Unformatted text preview: Listening to the constituents means they do not need to listen to whip The party as representative means they do not need to listen to whip Democratic party in the US is not very disciplined because many of the members are free thinkers and have different ideas for policies Republican party has been highly disciplined Party Fractionalization How broken up the system is One party- authoritarian Two parties- majoritarian. Used mostly in electoral systems More parties- require coalitions. No single party usually ever wins the majority. Therefore it is necessary for parties to form coalitions to create policies Types of Coalitions Majority cabinets Minority cabinets Grand coalitions- one in which you have far more support than a majority One Party Systems Monoparty (Communist) Hegemonic (Sot Unity Party) Dominant Party...
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- Spring '07