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10/11 & 10/13: Political parties 1. A citizen’s dilemma a. In what way are citizens empowered? Through elections. When you elect a representative, how do you know what you’re getting? 2. The critical ideas of representation and accountability a. Direct representation: the view that elected officials pursue policies that reflect the views of the citizens that elected them. a.i. Direct representation is tricky b. 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 the whether the policy succeeds or fails. b.i. Basic notion of accountability; are things going well or are things going poorly? Citizen’s dilemma is incorporated into this. 3. A definition of political party a. In regards to voting, if you don’t know anything about a particular candidate, siding with a political party is a good place to start.
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