Interest Aggregation and Political Parties. Comparative Politics Chapter 5. Interest aggregation – the activity where the political demands of people and groups are combined into policy programs. Political skills and resources are used to accomplish this: Votes Campaign funds
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Interest aggregation – the activity where the political demands of people and groups are combined into policy programs. Political skills and resources are used to accomplish this:
Problem with this is that it usually means the political system it’s in is static – hard to change
Radical changes that are promised by a party before it comes into power is sometimes not possible as quickly and easily as they promised once they achieve the power.
Elections don’t always provide interest aggregation, sometimes, it’s just a social thing
These governments often are born in the fight against colonialism and begin to dissipate after the leaders die or retire
When the military has taken over they sometimes try to set up a bureaucratic version of authoritarian corporatism
Noncompetitive Party Systems, military gov’ts and monarchies aggregation can determine policy