AP GovernmentPolitical Parties – Chapter 8I.Party SignificancePolitical Party - team seeking to _________ the governing apparatus by gaining office in a duly constituted election (Goal = ____________) Functions of Political PartiesoServe as _________________________________ oParties specifically:Recruit, nominate, and support _________________________________________________. Help with ____________________, including ____________________ and media strategy__________________________________ and _____________________ of voters.Provide ______________ for voters to determine candidates’ political ideology (________________________)Enacts its ____________________ when in the majority and ____________________ positions when in the minority (see leadership & committee system in Chapters 11/12)II.Party in the electorate: the voters who ________________ with the partyParty Identification – no formal ________________________ - self–proclaimed ________________ oParties modify their policies and messaging to appeal to various demographic _________________.________________________ voting - voting for candidates from one political party for all offices_________________________ votingdeclining in recent years Upsurge of _____________________in the last 25 years (Anthony Downs Rational-choice theory)But those in the party are more _________________________III.Party as an Organization: day-to-day "professionals" who organize and run the partyParties are _______________________ and _____________________. Party leaders _______________ over policy.
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