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Political Parties

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 1F90
Professor
Paul Hamilton
Semester
Winter

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POLI1F90WednesdayJanuary 11 2012 PARTIES IN DECLINE y Shallow roots y Policy often developed and implemented by public service and interest groups y Partisanship in decline y Other forms of social organization y Changing bases of partisanship y Is this good for democracy o Probably not though important to consider other factors PARTIES ARE STILL IMPORTANT y New democracy phenomenonhyper diversity of political partisanship o eg 111 parties ran in the 2005 election o Their current government is a coalition of multiple parties o Estonia 1990First election had 70 political parties which have declined much with consecutive election y Structure choices in electionsindependents do not do well o We can associate certain characteristics with members of particular partiesThink of part
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