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  • 11 parties and elections

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  • How would political parties be defined ?

    Organizations that offer slates of candidates to voters at election time
  • What is one characteristic of political parties?

    elect governmental office-holders
  • What was the marijuana parties goal ?

    To decriminalize cannabis
  • When was marijuana made legal?

    October, 2018
  • What does meisel and mendelsohn argue has weakened ?

    The attachment citizens have to the political system
  • What are the seven functions that political parties play in democracy according to Meisel and Mendelsohn?

    1. Integrating citizens into the political system
    2. Developing policy
    3. Elite recruitment
    4. Organization of government
    5. structuring the vote
    6. organizing public opinion
    7. Interest aggregation
  • What did Eugene Forsey say about parties

    Voluntary associations of people who hold broadly similar opinions on public questions
  • What did the liberals oppose and when ?

    In 1988 they  opposed the canada-united states free trade agreement negotiated by the conservatives
  • What is one of the oldest fears about the democratic qualities of democracy?

    Those with money are more likely than those without it to be able to influence voter behaviour
  • What has the political parties and candidates been criticized for ?

    Avoiding important issues and deflecting attention from major issues in society

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