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Unformatted text preview: o Issues that define and separate the parties cleavages Religion Race Language-most prominent marker of culture Region Urban/Rural Class What is a Political Party? Different than interest groups Parties preceded elections Types of parties o Cadre Party o Mass Party-membership, pay duesalmost dead o Catch-all Party-non membership, all things to all people V.O. Keys 3 part characterization o Party in electorate o Party as organization o Party in government- elected officials Internal Organization of Parties o Every party turns into oligarchy o Democratic? o Factions...
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