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Department
Political Science
Course
POL214Y1
Professor
Victoria Wohl
Semester
Fall

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Lec12: PoliticalParties November-30-10 2:35PM Goodessayquestionfromlastweek: Talkaboutthefirstpart thepost electoralsystem Howdothe electoralsystemdistortthesupportforthepoliticalpartiesandhowtheregionsappear. Whatare thealternativesofthefirstpastthepostsystem? Partiesandvotingbehaviour: 1. PotentialeffectsofPolls 2. FunctionsofParties 3. PartiesinHistoricalPerspective 1. ThePotentialEffectsofPolls a. Thereisa theorythatpollsaffectvotingbehaviour b. Politiciansthinksthatpollsmakeadifference i. Abillpassedthatsaidthatno mediaisallowedtopublishapollwithin3daysofan election. 1) Thepresseswenttothecourtsto say that thisnewlawinfringedontheirrightsof thepressandfreedomofexpression. a) Thecourtssaidthat thelawwas OK and waswithinreasonablelimits b) Thenthecasewentto thesupremecourt. i) Theysaiditwasoverboardbecauseitlimitsfreedomofthepressand publication,andwhyshouldthepublicbedeniedthisinformation ii) Theyalsosaidthatit wasunderboardbecausethepolldoesnotdisclose itsmethodology.Notrestrictiveenoughbecausethepresswouldnot showthemethodsofpolling.Inaccuratepollscouldstillappearinthe papersbutthemethodologywouldhavetobeprovidedaswell. One. Doesthepublicreallyknowhowtodecipherorunderstandthe methodology? Two. Theprofdoesnotthinkthat ev
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