310LSpring2009Elections&Participation--chapter 10

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Participation, voting, and elections
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Key themes on participation and elections, mainly from the textbook The 2008 presidential election [opening case] Models of electoral democracy Prospective (“responsible party”) voting model Electoral competition (“strategies of divergence and of convergence”) voting model Multiparty with proportional representation [from previous lecture; not in textbook] Parliamentary system [from lecture; not in textbook] “Imperfect electoral democracy” Nature of American elections Key features Comparison to other countries’ elections
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Basic functions of elections [Edwards] elect public officials as specified by law reveal public opinion about what government is doing or should be doing influence public policy evaluate officials’ performance evaluate campaign promises
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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