Elections & Interest Groups

Elections & Interest Groups - Goes to legislature...

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4/20/2010 1 4/20/2010 When is turnout higher? Presidential Elections National Elections When Party Label on Ballot Close Elections Voting Decisions How to pick when you have low info about candidates?
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4/20/2010 2 Low Information Rationality Cues (info shortcuts) Incumbent (retrospective) Views on Specific Issues (single-issue voters) Views on Specific Issues (single issue voters) Personal Characteristics of Candidate (age, sex, experience, occupation, etc.) Party Label Direct Democracy in the States Direct public participation in lawmaking States with Initiative and Referendum (and both)
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4/20/2010 3 Referendums (popular veto) Popular veto Types Legislative Referendums Legislature puts on ballot Popular Referendums Citizens petition to get to vote on actions of legislature Initiatives Popular legislation Types: Indirect
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Unformatted text preview: Goes to legislature Direct Goes directly on the ballot Should South Carolina have 1. The Initiative 2. The Referendum 3. Both 4. Neither 4/20/2010 4 Interest Group organized group of people that makes policy-related appeals to government. But, dont try to get their members elected Types Voluntary Associations/Institutions Business Labor Professional associations Public interest Ideological Public sector Are you a member of an interest group? 1. Yes 2. No 4/20/2010 5 Pluralism Interests free to organize Lots of interests represented Competition leads to balance Why join? Costs Benefits Why join? Policy change is a public good Collective action problem 4/20/2010 6 Selective benefits Purposive Informational Material Solidary...
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