EXAM #2 POLS 206 LIPSMEYER:
*NY TIMES VS. SULLIVAN: (1964) Sullivan is a low level government official. NY times publishes
something that implicates in nasty dealings. He decides to sue. Supreme Court he is suing on
liable, which implies fals
POLS 206 (3/12/15)
The Divided system
Why do groups organize?
Theory of collective action
Interest group critiques
Wrap up from realignments lecture:
The divided system: it is very common for us to have divided gove
POLS 206 3/24/15
Interest Groups II:
Critiques of Pluralism:
Madison has talked about interest groups (fed. 10) He did believe if you had a large
enough republic groups would cancel each other out.
Pluralist groups are seen as good in democ
POLS 206 Lipsmeyer
Representation in Theory
How Representative is Congress?
There is an important distinction between the rulers & the ruled. We only
indirectly affect government. Representatives directly aff
POLS 206 NOTES: (3/10/15)
Critical realigning elections
The divided system
Voting: broken up into two things vote choice or if you even vote at all
1. Partisanship if youre trying to predict
POLS 206 NOTES:
Elections in the Democratic content
Regulating the vote
Very different views -
Thomas Paine: when we think about elections/their role in the democratic context, we
know elections an
Pols 206 Notes:
George Washington: farewell speech warning not to go further
Parties quickly appear in our country, but doesnt gel with what the founding fathers said.
Parties were too democratic because they tried to bring us in political process.