POL 459 Memo 6

POL 459 Memo 6 - Political Parties, Burbank American...

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Political Parties , Burbank American parties are compared to corporations, but do not have hierarchical structure like corporations, very weak structure consisting of multiple groups. American parties are cadre parties, loosely held together by a few members between elections. Activists within the parties are largely at a higher socioeconomic standard than the average American, either earning a higher living or having a degree from a higher education. They are also more likely to consider themselves to be on the farther side of the ideological spectrum than the average person. Incentives for being a party activist are the gain of material wealth (Professional activists), serving for a greater purpose (Amateur activists), or trying to find a social benefit in joining. States regulate party laws in a variety of ways between the states. Local parties do a lot of the tedious type work, such as pass out literature and make phone calls. National conventions have changed over time, not as much of a major public event as it used to
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POL 459 Memo 6 - Political Parties, Burbank American...

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