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Unformatted text preview: 24/11/2009 11:34:00 ← Political Parties ←- engine of political democracy ← ← Is their decline a symptom or a cause? ← ← Objectives ←- to explain the function of political parties- to examine some reasons why they are in decline The number of countries without a party system? - none - this suggests that regardless of the kind of democracy each country has, political parties are always existent- they are vital to the health of a democracy The case for parties as organs of the state- receive annual allowance(based on votes) from state • 1993 regulations changed this so parties would receive a subsidy- individual limits on political donations • limit is 1000 dollars per person to lessen the impact of parties on rich benefactors ← - ban on union and corporate donations • reason being complete transparency - reimbursed for cost of national campaign ← ← But yet… ← ←- no laws about how parties are created or by who ←...
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