political parties today l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Political Parties Today PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Political Parties Today

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 15

Political Parties Today - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 110 Views
  • Uploaded on

Political Parties Today. The party’s task:. Party: a group of people who try to control government policy by fielding candidates for elective office The party’s goal: winning elections Party organizations exist to solve collective action problems, specifically voters’ free rider problem

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Political Parties Today' - haile


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
the party s task
The party’s task:
  • Party: a group of people who try to control government policy by fielding candidates for elective office
  • The party’s goal: winning elections
  • Party organizations exist to solve collective action problems, specifically voters’ free rider problem
  • Party organizations themselves are subject to the free rider problem!!!
spoils system party organizations
Spoils System party organizations
  • Decentralized
  • Effective, Manpower-based organizations
  • More pragmatic
questions about parties today
Questions about Parties today
  • Who works for the parties today?
  • Why do they do it?
  • What do they contribute?
  • How do parties mobilize voters and win elections?
comparison of early and modern parties
19th century parties

Decentralized

Manpower org’s

Pragmatic

21st century parties

More centralized

Expertise/service orgs

More ideological

Comparison of early and modern parties
national party structure
National party structure
  • National party committee (DNC, RNC)
  • Separate state organizations
  • Hill committees
    • National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC)
    • National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)
    • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)
    • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
finance restrictions
Finance Restrictions
  • Raising Money
  • Individual Contributions to state, district and local party committees - $10,000
  • Individual Contributions to national party committees - $25,000 per year
  • PAC contributions to national committees - $15,000 per year
finance restrictions10
Finance Restrictions
  • Spending Money:
  • Limit of $5000 to House candidates
  • Limit of $35,000 to Senate candidates
  • Coordinated expenditures: ~$30,000 House, ~$60,000 Senate (varies with population), ~$16 million Presidential
  • Unlimited independent expenditures
    • cannot coordinate any aspect of the timing, content, placement or use of these expenditures with their candidates
ad hoc organizations
Ad-hoc organizations
  • No unified set of priorities
  • Party “stands” controlled by the candidates
  •  Platform not binding on elected officials
  • No top down control 
  • Local organizations controlled by part time volunteers with little training and varied skill
why so disorganized
Why so disorganized?
  • Election orientation
  • Federalism
  • Separation of Powers
  • Primaries
  • Election of party officials
  • Campaign finance laws
party features
Party features
  • Prominent in voters’ decisionmaking
  • Candidates seek their brand identification
  • Decentralized organizations
  • Loose coalitions
slide15

So how might we expect political parties to behave in this year’s midterm elections? Where will we see their effects?