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electoral system

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Jeffrey Kopstein
Semester
Fall

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November 10, 2009 Electoral and Party Systems -liberal democracies are representative democracies we elect representatives -what restricts the number of candidates that we go and vote for? -why dont we have a limitless number of candidates (in theory we could all go out and vote for ourselves) -the political party parties are organizations that exist to capture votes by mobilizing voters Two ways 1) Programmatic parties- competing visions of the public good -parties COMPETE for your vote vs. 2) clientelistic parties (Latin America, NYC)-
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