Party Systems

Some articles on party systems, party, party system, system:

United States House Of Representatives Elections - Features of The Election System - Party Systems
... of directly selecting a particular political party ... Washington, was not a member of any political party at the time of his election or throughout his tenure as president ... Nevertheless, the beginnings of the American two-party system emerged from his immediate circle of advisers ...
Party System
... A party system is a concept in comparative political science concerning the system of government by political parties in a democratic country ... the most widely used classification method for party systems ... He suggested that party systems should be classified by the number of relevant parties and the degree of fragmentation ...
Single Winner Electoral Systems - Advantages - Fewer Minority Parties
... Single-member districts tend to promote two-party systems (with some regional parties) ... governments are typically more stable in two-party systems, and thus small minorities are not given undue power to break a coalition ... Critics of two-party systems believe that two-party systems offer less choice to voters ...
Liberals (Canada) - History - Party Systems and Realignment Model
... realignment model to explain the collapse of a once-dominant party to third place and out its condition in long-term perspective ... to recent scholarship there have been four party systems in Canada at the federal level since Confederation, each with its own distinctive pattern of social support, patronage relationships, leadership ... Steve Patten identifies four party systems in Canada's political history The first party system emerged from pre-Confederation colonial politics, had its "heyday" from 1896 to 1911 and lasted until the Conscription ...

Famous quotes containing the words systems and/or party:

    The only people who treasure systems are those whom the whole truth evades, who want to catch it by the tail. A system is just like truth’s tail, but the truth is like a lizard. It will leave the tail in your hand and escape; it knows that it will soon grow another tail.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    In making the great experiment of governing people by consent rather than by coercion, it is not sufficient that the party in power should have a majority. It is just as necessary that the party in power should never outrage the minority.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)