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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/24/10 Political Parties Matisoff – POL 1101
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5/24/10 Defining political parties Group that seeks to elect candidates through ‘party identification’ Appears on most U.S national ballots; not in Australia or Isreal or Us municipal ballots Label-Voter ID Organization- nominate and select Set of leaders- gov officials Parties have grown weaker
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5/24/10 Differences between American and European  Systems Federal system in U.S. vs. centralized Parliamentary system Powers are weaker now; less control by national leaders Decentralized political authority Much more difference regionally than party-line EU system is more party based Party leaders nominated candidates
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5/24/10 History of Parties in the U.S. Founding fathers disliked parties Considered them akin to factionalism motivated by ambition and self interest 1824 – Andrew Jackson; vast increase in political
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2010 for the course POL 1101 taught by Professor White during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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