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Political Parties Bianco & Canon, Ch. 7
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America’s Political Parties
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n Founders Clearly Anti-Party n Scourge of Faction n Interests of the few vs. Common Good n Address n that modern democracy is unthinkable  save in terms of the parties” –  E. E.  Schttschneider
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What Are Parties? n Key Components of Parties n Group of Actors n Motivated by some principle or goal n Seek to affect public policy n Method of influencing policy is through  government
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Why Parties? n Parties Emerged Quickly Despite Strong  Anti-Partisan Bias, Why? See Parties Emerge n Institutional Design n Need to Create Majority Coalitions n Increasingly Clear Need to Elect Like-Minded  Individuals n Mobilize Electorate n Enable Collective Action n Encourage Cooperation to Enact Policy
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n for Voters n More Coherent the Parties, More Useful the  Shortcut n Eg. Dems vs. Reps today vs. 1960 n Candidates’ Stake in Value of Label n Sacrifice some independence to utilize label n Label is Collective Benefit, A Brand Name n Party Controls Resources Candidates Want
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Three Aspects of American Political  Parties
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