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IntroPoli SciAmer Politics

by: Boris Kuhn

IntroPoli SciAmer Politics POLI 10

Boris Kuhn

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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Boris Kuhn on Thursday October 22, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to POLI 10 at University of California - San Diego taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see /class/226803/poli-10-university-of-california-san-diego in Political Science at University of California - San Diego.

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Date Created: 10/22/15
Voting Campaigns Elections and Political Parties Chapters 11 12 Bi Picture uestions How do elections ameliorate the delegation principalagent problem inherent in a representative democracy How do political parties affect the principalagent relationship between voters and candidates What are the three necessities of a campaign Explain each factor elaborating on why it is critical How does the competitiveness of an election affect each of these necessary components What are the main concerns related to democratic theory with privately funded elections How do the institutions created by the Constitution encourage the development of political parties that benefit candidates voters and officeholders Political Parties What roles can political parties play in a democracy What political incentives encouraged the development of political parties Explain the three parts of a party see page 564 How are these parts interrelated Explain Duverger s Law What explains the fact that the same two parties are predominant in all or very nearly all electoral districts in the US What incentives do elected officials have for maintaining the twoparty system What were the goals of the Progressive Era as related to political reform What were the consequences of those reforms Partisanship Why do you think party affiliation is the best predictor of vote choice How can Americans continue to hold such negative views of the two predominant political parties yet vote so consistently along party lines Mobilization What major freerider problem do parties face when trying to mobilize citizens What explains the huge jump in voter turnout between 1820 and 1840 What does this tell us


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