Chapter 9

Chapter 9 - PoliticalPartiesLectureOutline

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Political Parties Lecture Outline What are political parties and how have they developed in the US?   What is the history of party politics in the US?  How are parties structured? How are the major parties organized?  
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What are political parties?    organized groups that attempt to influence the government  by electing their members to important government offices  At the most basic level, a political party is a group of office  holders, candidates, activists, and voters who identify with a group  label and seek to elect to public office individuals who run under  that label. American parties are  weak essential in the policy-making process   made up of three types of 'members'  Governmental party Organizational party Party-in-the-electorate
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History of Party Politics   Parties form as a result of internal mobilization or external 
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course POS 1041 taught by Professor Stokes-brown during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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Chapter 9 - PoliticalPartiesLectureOutline

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