Pol SCE review 3

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  1. Duvergers Law
    Use of a single member plurality system; Produces a two part system.
  2. Responsible Party Model
    • 1. Clear policies and programs.
    • 2. Consistent Party beliefs.
    • 3. Different from other parties.
  3. Party Platform
    List of actions which parties support.
  4. Plank
    Each individual issue in a party platform.
  5. Party-In-Government
    Candidates who are elected.
  6. Party-in-the-electorate
    ordinary citizens who are attatched
  7. Selective Benefits
    Benefits available only to members who joined.
  8. Amicus Curiae brief
    "Friend of the court"; influences the judicial Branch
  9. Why Should public opinion matter?
    Gov believes they exists to serve citizens.
  10. Why does public opinion matter?
    Politicians believe public is keeping tabs on them.
  11. Benchmark Poll
    Gather info on candidates popularity and issues with candidate.
  12. Tracking Poll
    Follow the changing attitudes.
  13. Push Poll
    Present false info in a hypothetical form.
  14. Leading question
    Suggests the particular answer
  15. double-barrel question
    a question that touches upon more than one issue, yet allows only for one answer
  16. Forced Choice question
    Responded forced to choose from options, could have another opinion.
  17. Realignment
    Shift from one party to another.
  18. Dealignment
    Reduction of party identifiers, more independents
  19. Electioneering
    Shaping public policy by influencing who is gonna be elected.
  20. Party Base
    People who identify with the parties
  21. Party Activist
    People who are committed to parties and provide resources to them.
  22. Iron Triangle
    • 1. Clientele groups/Lobbyist
    • 2. Congressional Committee
    • 3. Bureaucratic agency
    • Trying to make beneficial policy.
  23. Temporary party structure
    party’s primary election and conventions that evening
  24. Collective Benefits(public goods)
    Everyone enjoys benefits, without having to join/pay dues
  25. Anomic groups
    Appear under certain circumstances, then leave after resolution.
  26. Associational interest groups
    Highly structured, formal rules, leadership
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Pol SCE review 3
2013-08-01 04:32:28
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