Unformatted text preview: the government associating directly with the nation to now being almost opposite to the nation. For the Democratic Party the idea of their belief can be classified, as Gerring has done, as searching for equality. I think that it needs to be more specific than that, because Democrats want there to be economic and social equality, but Republicans also want social equality as well as the equality of opportunity. I agree largely with the author in the idea that the parties do have ideological differences, but I believe that the parties have largely the same ideology, but it is just a matter of how much or little. By this I mean, for example, everyone agrees that regulation is necessary to maintain stability and health in the economy, but the debate is over how much or how little regulation there should be, not whether there is a need for any....
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2012 for the course POL 459 taught by Professor Dr.baker during the Spring '12 term at Miami University.
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