5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- critical election
- John C. Freemont
- Interest groups
- blanket primaries
- a an electoral earthquake whereby new issues emerge new coalitions replace old ones and the majority party is often displaced by the minority party. critical election periods are sometimes marked by a national crisis and may recquire more than one election to bring about a new party era.
- b individuals who think in ideological terms when voting(smallest group), more activists in this group
- c elections to select party nominees in which voters are presented with a list of candidates from all the parties. voters can then select some democrats and some republicans if they like.
- d first republican candidate, 1856, lost to james Buchanan
- e focus on narrow amount of issues, groups interests into a coalition
5 Multiple choice questions
- taken up by 2 states, maine and nebraska,
each state the congressional districts vote and the overall winner gains 2 votes automatically. then each candidate receives votes by district.
- sincerely follow reason, but are short sighted, particular veiws. do not have complete valid knowledge.
- conservative, Lockean liberalism
- (1950's) positive assessment. pluralist theory.
-out of interest group activity democracy is best served
-truman, easton, dahl, all scientist who created this theory
-interest group competition serves government
-free market competition forces greater innovation and improvement in companies
-out of competition more agreeable theories produced.
-there is no clear overdog in the competition
- -in wake of scandal
5 True/False questions
Rufus king → meetings where registered voters go to a place and discuss and debate. then they vote, sometimes they move apart to vote sometimes they dont.
closed primaries → elections to select party nominees in which voters can decide on election day whether they want to participate in the democratic or republican contests
Abe Linclon → the distribution of the population's beliefs about politics and policy issues
Goldwater 1964 → wins nominations though conservative, little flexibility didnt try to become moderate
2nd theory of interest group politics → 1970's by Lowi. Hyper pluralist theory
-there are to many interest groups (many groups being formed in '70s