2 - Umbella parties Winning elections • Brand loyalty Political Parties • Provide opportunities to participate in politics • Provide

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Ideology Action oriented system of ideas Function: Explain Evaluate Orient Program Functions-Ideologically Interest articulation -Communication of political ideas Interest aggregation -Coalition -Mobilization of voters -Stability and moderation Functions-Civil Recruiting candidates for public office Organizing and running elections Presenting alternative policies to the electorate Accepting responsibility for this operating government Acting as the organized opposition to the party in power American Party System Highly decentralized Weak party system Candidate focused Issue oriented
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Unformatted text preview: Umbella parties Winning elections • Brand loyalty Political Parties: • Provide opportunities to participate in politics • Provide information • Provide a specific link between citizens and their government Third Parties • Barometer of change • Factions of major parties • Issue oriented • Charismatic leader • Platform-focused-Issues importance precede electability Democracies • How electoral rules affect political parties • Majoritarian vs. multiparty Non-democracies • Single parties • Move to democracy by allowing opposition parties...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course GVPT 100 taught by Professor Grant-wisdom during the Fall '06 term at Maryland.

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2 - Umbella parties Winning elections • Brand loyalty Political Parties • Provide opportunities to participate in politics • Provide

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