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Title Political parties, interest groups, and elections [Axis 360 electronic resource] / edited by Brian Duignan.

Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : Britannica Educational Pub. in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (148 p. :) ill. (some col.), ports.
Series Governance : power, politics, and participation
Governance (Britannica Educational Publishing)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Political parties -- Types of political party -- Cadre parties -- Mass-based parties -- Parties and political power -- The struggle for power -- Participation in power -- Power and representation -- Party systems -- Multiparty systems -- Two-party systems -- Single-party systems -- The future of political parties -- Interest groups -- The nature of interest groups -- Types of interest groups -- Common characteristics of interest groups -- Factors shaping interest groups -- Interest groups and public policy -- Pluralism -- Neo-corporatism -- Lobbying strategies and tactics -- Influence of interest groups -- Interest groups in international politics -- The regulation of interest groups -- The future of interest groups -- Public opinion -- Theoretical and practical conceptions -- The formation and change of public opinion -- Components of public opinion -- The formation of attitudes -- Factors influencing public opinion -- Environmental factors -- The mass media -- Interest groups -- Opinion leaders -- Complex influences -- Public opinion and government -- Elections -- The history of elections -- Functions of elections -- Types of elections -- Elections of officeholders -- Recall elections -- Referenda and initiatives -- Plebiscites -- Systems of vote counting -- Legislative elections -- Executive elections -- Constituencies: districting and apportionment -- Voting practices -- Secret voting -- Balloting -- Compulsory voting -- Electoral abuses -- Participation in elections -- Influences on voting behaviour -- Conclusion.
Summary This volume lets readers discover how the general populace influences the way it is governed via political parties, interest groups, and elections within the framework of various forms of government.
Subject Political parties.
Pressure groups.
Elections (OCoLC)fst00904324
Political parties (OCoLC)fst01069410
Pressure groups (OCoLC)fst01075954
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Duignan, Brian.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Political parties, interest groups, and elections. New York : Britannica Educational Pub., in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2013 9781615307036 (DLC) 2011053231
ISBN 9781615307463 (electronic bk.)
161530746X (electronic bk.)
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