5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- party dealignment
- party machines
- responsible party model
- party realignment
- party competition
- a a view favored by some political scientists about how parties should work. According to the model, parties should offer clear choices to the voters, who can then use those choices as cues to their own preferences of candidates. Once in office, parties would carry out their campaign promises.
- b the battle of the parties for control of public offices. Ups and downs of the two major parties are one of the most important elements in American politics.
- c the displacement of the majority party by the minority party, usually during a critical election period
- d the gradual disengagement of people and politicians from the parties, as seen in part by shrinking party identification.
- e A type of political party organization that relies heavily on material inducements, such as patronage, to win votes and to govern.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- voting with one party for one office and with another party for other offices
- a term used to describe the fact that many americans are indifferent toward the two major political parties
- a popular theory in poli sci to explain the actions of voters as well as politicians. It assumes that individuals act in their best interest, carefully weighing the the costs and benefits of possible alternatives
- an electoral system in which legislative seats are awarded only teh candidates who come in forist in their constituencies in american presidental electons the sysstem in which the winner of the popular cote in a state recieves all the electoral votes of that state
- a group of indiciduals with a common intrest upon whcih every political party depends
5 True/False Questions
party eras → historical periods in which a majority of voters cling to the party in power, which tends to win a majority of the elections.
closed primaries → elections to select party nominees in which only people who have registered in advance with the party can vote for that party's candidates, thus encouraging greater party loyalty
patronage → The voter's perception of what the Republicans or Democrats stand for, such as conservatism or liberalism
coalition government → When two or more parties join together to form a majority in a national legislature. This form of government is quite common in the multiparty systems of Europe.
blanket primaries → elections to select party nominees in which only people who have registered in advance with the party can vote for that party's candidates, thus encouraging greater party loyalty