POLI 101 - oct 11 political parties

POLI 101 - oct 11 political parties - October 11, 2010 Poli...

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October 11, 2010 Poli 100 Political Parties A Citizen’s Dilemma The Critical Ideas of Representation and Accountability Direct representation: the view that elected official pursue policies that reflect the views of the citizens that elected them. Accountability: the view that as policy is implemented that those responsible for creating the policy can be identified, and subsequently rewarded or punished depending on whether the policy succeeds of fails. How can your vote be meaningful? And how can your vote hold your representative accountable? o What you vote is what you want. Do political parties enhance accountability? Instead of individual people. It pu4ts responsibility on a “team” whether it is good or bad. Two party representations give us a better sense of how values are affected. A Definition of Political Party A party is any political group identified by an official label that presents at election and is capable of placing through election (free or nonfree) candidates for
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course POLI 101 taught by Professor Carney during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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