POLB50Y3 Lecture Notes - First-Past-The-Post Voting, Free Rider Problem, Voting Age

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Look at politics in different countries and look at the particular systems. Take theories developed in countries and use it to understand canadian politics. Look at specific aspects of canadian party system. Ask to define majority (50 + 1 vote) Imperial tendency of single member plurality system to reward first place party. Smp tendency to reward party with support. Party appeals to particular provinces that it belongs to and it was being rewarded for that. Responsible government government has power to get that done and you consider accountable for power government hold. Accountability take positions, be represented and hold responsible for holding position. Lack of knowledge is a reason for young people to vote less than older people. Lost sight of the importance of struggle of vote, less maturity, free rider problem tied with parents, getting into school is a reason for teenagers to care less about politics.

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