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Political Parties Matisoff – POL 1101
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Defining political parties Group that seeks to elect candidates through ‘party identification’ Appears on most U.S. national ballots; not in Australia or Israel, or U.S. municipal ballots Label – voter identification Set of leaders – organize government offices Parties have grown weaker Less control over candidates European system Party leaders choose candidates
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Differences between American and European  Systems Federal system in U.S. vs. centralized Parliamentary system Parties weaker now than historically; less control by national leaders Decentralized political authority Much more difference regionally, than by party-line EU system is more party based Party leaders nominate candidates Party runs campaign Elected officials are supposed to vote on party lines
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History of Parties in the U.S. Founding fathers disliked parties Considered them akin to factionalism motivated by 1824 – Andrew Jackson; vast increase in political
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