Lecture4_EuropeanPartiesAndInterestGroups

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Professor Kelemen Lessons from Europe Spring 2011 LECTURE 4 EUROPEAN PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS
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On the misuse of European political ideologies / labels in American political Discourse…
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Obama is a socialist or communist
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Obama is a fascist
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Obama is a socialist and a fascist
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Do most Americans have any clue what socialism or fascism mean? Tea Party people: Obama is a Socialist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRMAq5ROxB4 Obama is a Fascist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlR5Rxfk67o Is healthcare reform ‘socialist’? A Bolshevik plot? Obama calls out Republicans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =RcRWS45gPzo NPR story: 'Socialist' Charge Draws On Old Fears, by Geoff Nunberg : McCain on Obama as Socialist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN-Gujb_Mvw Daily show on Christmas ornament socialism: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-december-16-2009/obama-s-socialist-ch
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OUTLINE Party Politics Dimensions of Conflict: What do they fight about? Party Families: What are the most common types of parties? Party systems Long Term Trends Interest Group Politics: How European ‘corporatism’ differs from US ‘pluralism’
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Dimensions of Conflict / Cleavages Two main dimensions: Socio-economic: Socialist (redistribute) v. Liberal (free market) Socio-cultural: Authoritarian (law and order, traditional) v. Libertarian Other divides: Religious v. Secular Ethnic/nationalist v. internationalist (includes anti- EU vs. Pro-EU) Postmaterialist (hippy) v. traditional
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Party Families What is Ideology? LEFT Socialist Communist Green RIGHT Liberals Christian Democrat Secular Conservatives Regional / Ethnic Parties Far Right / neo-fascist
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Communists: Marxism in 1 minute Throughout history, each Mode of production has depended on a class system Capitalism is based on a class system that divides society into the capitalist class (bourgeoisie ) and the working class (the proletariat ). Private property : accumulation of private property by capitalists is based on the exploitation of workers. Historical materialism : Changes in technology lead to social change. Marxism
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