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political science notes6 - I. Elections and Democracy A....

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I. Elections and Democracy A. Elections serve a key purpose in a representative democracy i. It is the ultimate way for the will of the people to be reflected in the policies of the government. I tis the LINKAGE between the people and the policy makers a) How? B. Questions to ask as we discuss the electoral process? i. Does it really serve as an effective link? Why or why not? If not, is that really a bad thing? II. Different Types of Elections A. In a representative democracy like our own, there are different methods for selecting our political leaders (or different types of elections) B. The general method is the same for most political leaders, particularly legislators and executives (president and Governors). They III. Presidential Election A. Nominating Stage i. Objective: Each party uses the nominating stage to select the candidates (President and Vice President) to represent the party on the general election ii. There are many different parties that select candidates for president, besides the Democratic and Republican parties iii. Parties and their candidates in 2004 included. .. IV.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLS 1110 taught by Professor Johnszmer during the Spring '07 term at UNC Charlotte.

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