Pol SCE review 3
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Use of a single member plurality system; Produces a two part system.
Responsible Party Model
- 1. Clear policies and programs.
- 2. Consistent Party beliefs.
- 3. Different from other parties.
List of actions which parties support.
Each individual issue in a party platform.
Candidates who are elected.
ordinary citizens who are attatched
Benefits available only to members who joined.
Amicus Curiae brief
"Friend of the court"; influences the judicial Branch
Why Should public opinion matter?
Gov believes they exists to serve citizens.
Why does public opinion matter?
Politicians believe public is keeping tabs on them.
Gather info on candidates popularity and issues with candidate.
Follow the changing attitudes.
Present false info in a hypothetical form.
Suggests the particular answer
a question that touches upon more than one issue, yet allows only for one answer
Forced Choice question
Responded forced to choose from options, could have another opinion.
Shift from one party to another.
Reduction of party identifiers, more independents
Shaping public policy by influencing who is gonna be elected.
People who identify with the parties
People who are committed to parties and provide resources to them.
- 1. Clientele groups/Lobbyist
- 2. Congressional Committee
- 3. Bureaucratic agency
- Trying to make beneficial policy.
Temporary party structure
party’s primary election and conventions that evening
Collective Benefits(public goods)
Everyone enjoys benefits, without having to join/pay dues
Appear under certain circumstances, then leave after resolution.
Associational interest groups
Highly structured, formal rules, leadership
What would you like to do?
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