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  Third Parties in America by Steven J. Rosenstone, Roy L. Behr, Edward H. Lazarus
A third party vote, therefore, does not merely signify the selection of one of three equally attractive options; it is an extraordinary act that requires the voter to reject explicitly the major parties.
Although third party candidates are denied the benefits of the pre-election subsidy, they must still comply with the FECA rules on disclosure of campaign contributions and are bound by the ceilings of $1,000 per election from individuals and $5,000 from political action committees.
The mass hysteria was fueled by memories of Socialist Party opposition to the war, fear of a spreading Bolshevik Revolution, and the belief that Germany (and hence German-Americans) controlled the Bolshevik movement (because of the separate peace the Soviet Union reached with Germany in 1918).
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Political_Reform/Third_Parties_America.html   (7584 words)

  List of political parties in Thailand Summary
Political parties first emerged in Thailand with the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932, when the new ruling clique established the People's Party.
Thai political parties could not survive on the basis of fund raising and wheeling and dealing alone: they needed to present a serious and somewhat plausible face to the wider world.
Thailand's current lineup of political parties is certain to continue waxing and waning, provoking alternating moods of optimism and despair among both political analysts and ordinary voters.
www.bookrags.com /List_of_political_parties_in_Thailand   (1701 words)

 Wabash College: Political Science Crawfordsville, Indiana
Comparative Politics is a sprawling field of inquiry in which scholars investigate issues ranging from the origins of revolution to the family planning policies of various governments, from democratization to land seizures by peasant communities in different countries.
Political parties and interest groups are investigated as mechanisms which link the citizen to the policy-making system.
A survey of the politics of the major nations of the region plus attention to several of the leading issues, including the Israeli-Arab conflict, oil and the Persian Gulf, and the broader question of economic and social development.
www.wabash.edu /academics/political_science/courses   (1969 words)

 Political Parties
The only party to have been continuously represented in the House of Representatives since 1901, it experienced three debilitating splits in the twentieth century and has governed federally for about one-third of the years since federation, most recently between 1983-96, under Bob Hawke and Paul Keating.
Originally formed from a merger of the Protectionist and Free Trade parties in 1910, the Liberal Party has undergone several reformations, culminating in the present-day party that was formed by its iconic founder, Robert Menzies.
The party was routed in 2001, polling 4.35% of the primary vote, many of its supporters returning to the coalition parties.
australianpolitics.com /parties   (538 words)

 Politics1 - Guide to American Political Parties
Allies of the hardcore faction firmly held control of the party from the late-1980s until the moderates seized control at the 2006 national convention and gutted the party's original platform.
The party ran nuclear physicist John Hagelin as the NLP Presidential nominee in 1992 (ballot status in 32 stares - 39,000 votes - 0.04%), 1996 (ballot status in 44 states - 7th place - 110,000 votes - 0.1%) and 2000 (ballot status in 39 stares - 7th place - 83,000 votes - 0.08%).
Marxist political organizer and journalist Róger Calero was the SWP Presidential nominee in 2004 -- ballot status in 14 states - 10,791 votes - 9th place - 0.01% -- even though he was constitutionally ineligible as a foreign citizen living in the US as a Permanent Resident Alien.
www.politics1.com /parties.htm   (9501 words)

 Principles of Democracy
Parties of the opposition are free to criticize the majority party's policy ideas and offer their own proposals.
Political parties provide a way for citizens to hold elected party officials accountable for their actions in government.
Democratic political parties have faith in the principles of democracy so that they recognize and respect the authority of the elected government even when their party leaders are not in power.
usinfo.state.gov /products/pubs/principles/parties.htm   (471 words)

 List of political parties in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Legally, the United States functions as a multi-party system – although political parties have no specific role under the U.S. Constitution, they are regulated by the constitutions of the individual states, which organize elections to both local and federal offices.
The second section is called “Current third parties” and it consists of those parties that have achieved (or, in the lead-up to an election, are reasonably expected to achieve) ballot status for their respective candidates for President of the United States in states with enough electoral votes to have a theoretical chance of winning.
Each of these non-major parties had ballot status for its presidential candidate in states with enough electoral votes to have had a theoretical chance of winning the 2004 presidential election.
duggmirror.com /politics/Pirate_Party_added_as_a_US_Political_Party   (873 words)

 Political Decentralization
It is often associated with pluralistic politics and representative government, but it can also support democratization by giving citizens, or their representatives, more influence in the formulation and implementation of policies.
Advocates of political decentralization assume that decisions made with greater participation will be better informed and more relevant to diverse interests in society than those made only by national political authorities.
Political decentralization often requires constitutional or statutory reforms, the development of pluralistic political parties, the strengthening of legislatures, creation of local political units, and the encouragement of effective public interest groups.
www1.worldbank.org /publicsector/decentralization/political.htm   (1589 words)

 African Political Parties and Organizations on the Web
The party was started because of the reaction to the execution of Dr. Viriato Pã, a lawyer who actively opposed the PAIGC and their practices of clandestine arrests and executions during post-independence.
Has a directory of political parties, the April 2002 Presidential Election, election statistics, the electoral process, decentralization, full text of the electoral law, regional government officials, borders relations, list of Christian and Muslim organizations in Mali, population statistics, another list of political parties, their leaders and addresses.
Has a political parties directory, the results of the 1991 and 1996 presidential elections, the 1998 local government elections, the 1991and 1996 parliamentary elections, text of election related Acts, members of Parliament announcements.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/political-parties-africa.html   (8032 words)

 Maltese Political Parties
A (still incomplete) collection of electoral programs published by political parties prior to elections since 1947.
Comment, table and figure on the fortunes of small parties in Malta.
"Are Maltese party loyalties waning?" is an article which sceptically examines recent claims that Maltese voters are becoming less loyal to their chosen party than they were in past years.
www.maltadata.com /parties.htm   (146 words)

 Australian Political Parties
Friday, 6th October, 2006 - When Don Chipp quit the Liberal Party in search of more liberal pastures it was to escape men like Petro Georgiou who back then was the apprentice to that supposedly conservative sorcerer Malcolm Fraser.
Chipp wanted the freedom to speak his mind whereas his Prime Minister was surrounded by disciplined apparatchiks like Petro concerned with grabbing and holding on to power.
Then perhaps the recently formed Secular Party of Australia is for you.
www.politicalowl.com /politicalparties.htm   (382 words)

 Political Parties & labels cause antagonism, confuse Democracy
Some people belong to one political party or other because their family, peer group, region, social status are associated with that party; nothing else but tradition and habit.
I'm starting to think that perhaps the two major political parties are the problem.
The political "hierarchy" somewhere develops the "party platform" and then the rank and file must toe the party line.
www.jimpinto.com /writings/politicalabels.html   (453 words)

 Political Science: Electronic Resources - Syracuse University Library
Index and abstracts of over 400 economics journals, 500 collective volumes per year, plus books, dissertations, and working papers.
Records are indexed by subject matter, publication year, general and specific location, and survey method.
Index with abstracts of the worldwide literature on population, family planning, and related health issues.
library.syr.edu /research/internet/political_science/er.html   (1208 words)

 Subject Guides - Political Science
This is a paper index that leads to articles written from 1886 to 1974 on all the subjects listed here.
Index that leads to articles written in popular magazines from 1890 to 1982.
This paper index leads to scholarly or trade articles and book chapters on budgeting, management, personnel, housing, and transportation from 1974 to present.
www.csulb.edu /library/subj/political_science/polsciarticles.html   (878 words)

 Political Parties
In 1984, Robert Huckshorn provided what he called "a pragmatic definition": "[A] political party is an autonomous group of citizens having the purpose of making nominations and contesting elections in hope of gaining control over governmental power through the capture of public offices and the organization of the government."(1)
During the past fifty years, there has emerged a passionate consensus that vibrant political parties are essential to successful governance, and two especially important party paradigms have emerged in the twentieth century: the rational-efficient model and the responsible parties model.
As parties adapt to these new conditions, new definitions-replete with new assumptions about their functions-are likely to shape the ongoing debate about their roles and functions in the 21st century.
www.apsanet.org /content_5221.cfm   (1362 words)

 Oxford Scholarship Online: Political Parties
After an introduction, it has 11 contributions from leading scholars in the field, which present a critical overview of much of the recent literature on political parties, and systematically assess the capacity of existing concepts, typologies, and methodological approaches to deal with contemporary parties.
The book critically analyses the ‘decline of parties’ literature, both from a conceptual perspective and—with regard to antiparty attitudes among citizens—on the basis of empirical analyses of survey data.
In the aggregate, the various contributions to the book reject the notion that a ‘decline of party’ has progressed to such an extent as to threaten the survival of parties as the crucial intermediary actors in modern democracies.
www.oxfordscholarship.com /oso/public/content/politicalscience/0199246742/toc.html   (513 words)

 CIRCLE || Research & Information | Youth Civic Index
Conventional wisdom is challenged by a new report on the political and civic involvement of young Americans.
Despite this higher-than-expected level of engagement, the study does show that nearly two-thirds of young Americans are considered disengaged, with nearly one in five not involved in any of the 19 possible forms of civic participation.
The 2006 National Civic and Political Health Survey is the most up-to-date and detailed look at how young Americans are participating in politics and communities.
www.civicyouth.org /research/products/youth_index.htm   (855 words)

 Political Parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Republican Party was established in the 1850s by Abraham Lincoln and others who opposed the expansion of slavery.
Minor political parties, referred to as third parties, occasionally form in the United States, but their candidates are rarely elected to office.
Third parties often call attention to an issue that is of interest to the voters but that has been neglected by government.
www.usembassy.dk /IntroUS/Government/PoliticalParties.htm   (133 words)

 Iraqi political groupings and individuals
Campaigned for liberal democracy, political reform, land reform, progressive taxation and workers' rights, with limited engagement with international issues (though it did organise protests against the Portsmouth treaty, 1948); was part of the national front of 1957 (see ICP notes).
As communist parties were persecuted, a number of leftists joined the party; in response, Chadirchi urged the party to model itself on the British Labour Party, to distinguish itself from Marxists and radical nationalists.
The party went into decline thereafter, effectively ceasing to operate in Oct61, and was finally killed off by the Ba'th coups.
middleeastreference.org.uk /iraqiopposition.html   (11453 words)

 Thailand: Political parties curbed and radio stations closed
Index 2/07: Index on Censorship takes a critical look at the health of free speech in the UK on New Labour's tenth anniversary in power.
The Administrative Reform Council under the Constitutional Monarchy, as the ruling generals are calling themselves, has dissolved parliament and banned all political party meetings activities.
Index Index is a chronicle of censorship and free expression abuses in some 70 countries worldwide.
www.indexonline.org /en/indexindex/articles/2006/3/thailand-political-parties-curbed-and-radio-.shtml   (422 words)

 India - Political Parties
It is a recognised political party in the state of Maharashtra.
The party web page shows a flag with a red gear wheel, green plough, and a white cottage printed together on the auspicious yellow cloth which is the Telugu Desam's official flag.
The red gear wheel represents the power of the labor and industrial progress, the green plough represents the power of the farmers and the progress of the harvest, and the white cottage represents the purity of the down-trodden, and their welfare.
flagspot.net /flags/in}.html   (349 words)

 Political Science - DePauw University
Political Science involves the systematic study of how people and societies make the political decisions that affect their lives.
In the political science department at DePauw, as at virtually every college in the United States, many courses focus on the American political system.
But there are also many other courses on political systems in other countries and regions, on relations among and between nations, and on issues and questions that transcend the politics of any particular place.
www.depauw.edu /acad/political   (97 words)

 Savannah College of Art and Design > Academic > Political Science
Topics include political institutions such as Congress, the presidency and the courts; the role of political parties, interest groups and public opinion; political practices such as voting, civil rights and liberties; and an examination of specific policies pursued by the federal government.
Students are expected to investigate and evaluate arguments about current topics, such as reproductive rights, gun control, affirmative action, economic and environmental issues, welfare, education and health care policy.
This course explores issues associated with modern political campaigns within a broader American and political context.
www.scad.edu /academic/course/undergrad/politicalscience.cfm   (150 words)

 D.C.'s Political Report: Political Parties Disclaimer
The distinction I've made between "major" parties and "minor" parties is my assessment of their organization.
This distinction currently applies to only six parties: The Democratic Party; The Republican Party; The Reform Party; The Constitution Party; The Libertarian Party; and The Green Party.
Some of the minor parties have been seperated out and listed as an "Inactive Political Party." These are political parties which have either changed its name, merged with another party, disappeared, or whose web pages are no longer accessible.
www.dcpoliticalreport.com /Disclaimer.htm   (211 words)

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