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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.
- Fall '06