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Govt. topics 5-9terms - was the minority party prior to the...

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Critical election – first election that clearly reflects a new partisan alignment and produces a new partisan majority Electoral realignment – a new and stable (or long term) pattern of partisan loyalties in the electorate of government Maintaining election – long term partisan orientation of the electorate keeps the status quo, at least in terms of which party is in power Deviating elections – when long term forces give into short term forces, what
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Unformatted text preview: was the minority party prior to the election can become the majority party after the election. Reinstating election if the deviating election returns the traditional majority party to power Realigning election the minority party is able to build a relatively stable coalition to win an election, and this coalition continues over a series of elections....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Fall '06 term at Texas A&M.

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