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Published on 18 Apr 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Political Science
Course
POLC38H3
POLITICAL SCIENCE
STOKES 2009
Sometimes parties try to get voters by material inducement
Not sure what to call these strategies
Distinguishes between terms pork-barrel, disruptive politics, clientelism, and vote
buying
Pork barrel politics: aka tactical redistribution ie: tariffs on certain industries,
military bases put in specific places etc
Public goods targeted at specific geographical places
Disruptive Politics: about impact of partisanship (voters &legislators) on distrubtion
of public programs ie Democratic House of Representatives distrubting more federal
funds
Emphasize central role of poltical parties in distrubition of resources
DIVISION OF LABOUR
Advanced parties study disruptive poltics US. Study machine poltics 
students of developing country study clientelism
WAYS TO BENEFIT FROM CLEAR CONCEPTUAL AND TERMINOLOGICAL MAPS:
Enhance ability to manage dynamics of particular strategies
With a defined sense of diff. And sims clearer ways for scholars to distinguish
b/w them
Leads us to ask ?s about how diff. Caused
Let us ask questions in more precise ways
Legal theorist adhere to dichotomous scheme distinguishes from vote trafficking
and legit exchange of votes for material promises
One occurs in private other in public
A trichotomous, and hence more subtle, scheme is offered by Kitschelt and
Wilkinson
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