a_lect_18 - Monday, March 7th Continue Parties o o o o o...

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Monday, March 7th Continue Parties o SMSP vs. Proportional Representation o Median Voter Theorem o Partisanship in the mass public o When do party systems change? o Weak parties, Third parties Interest Groups
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When do party systems change? Realignment : occurs when the pattern of group support for political parties shifts in a significant and lasting way. Critical election : marks the emergence of a new, lasting alignment of partisan support within the electorate In response to broad underlying grievance o What should the country do about slavery? o What should the country do about the Great Depression? Regional realignment:
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Direct election of Senators: 17 th Amendment (1910) End to spoils system -> merit system/civil service Direct primary : Method of choosing party candidates that allows voters instead of party leaders to chose nominees for office. Australian Ballot
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