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Political Science
Course
POLS 1150
Professor
c
Semester
Fall

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1 POLS 1150 - 01 What is the Role of Political Parties Monday October 28 2013 • parties are organizations in civil society that: • aggregate political interests and organize political power • political parties have to be focused, and sometimes means that it may only be a few people making these decisions • put forth an ideological point of view • -what are our political obligations and what does that mean for the role of the state? Managing cleavages • in PR electoral systems, cleavages are usually managed BETWEEN parties in coalitions • in majoritarian systems, cleavages are often managed WITHIN parties • in every arty there are members who have different ideologies than that the party represents Party Organization • there are 3 parts to the party; • 1. pol
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