American Government - Frymer

American Government - Frymer - Frymer Electoral capture: a...

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Frymer Electoral capture : a politically relevant group that votes overwhelmingly for one of the major political parties and subsequently finds the primary opposition party making little or no effort to appeal to its interests or attract its votes, they have no choice but to remain in an unresponsive party Crises sometimes require one or both of the major parties to deal directly with racial policies Following this public response, the party system returns to “normalcy” Race policy then gets put on the back burner because elites perceive them as turning off the median white voter What kinds of factors may influence a party’s position on racial politics? o Crisis o International pressure o Interest group pressure What role if any does ideology play? While there is widespread support for political equality measures, social or economic measures are perceived as more divisive So as the policy evolves, so does white support, this then impacts political elites’
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