Political Parties Interest Groups Media VOCAB LIST by GgNadU0Y

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									Political Parties, Elections, Interest Groups and the Media – Vocabulary – Ch 9, 10, 11, and 12

Ch. 9 – Political Parties
 Political party
 Realigning period
 Party decline
 Democratic Party
 Republican Party
 Divided government
 Faction
 Grass-roots organization
 Plurality
 Linkage institution
 Political efficacy
 Proportional representation
 Winner-take-all electoral system
 Split-ticket voting
 Straight-ticket voting
 Party platform
 Patronage
 Third party
 Independent
 National Committee
 National Convention
 Congressional campaign committee
 National chairman
 Superdelegates
 Political machine
 Ideological party
 Solidary incentive
 Sponsored party
 Personal following
 Two-party system
 Plurality system
 Caucus

Ch. 10 – Campaigns and Elections
 Incumbent
 Coattails
 Political Action Committee (PAC)
 Malapportionment
 Gerrymandering
 Primary election
 General election
 Position issue
 Valence issue
 Closed primary
 Open primary
 Blanket primary
 Runoff primary
 Hard Money
 Soft Money
 Independent Expenditures
   527
   Buckley v. Valeo
   McConnell v. FEC
   FECA
   Prospective voting
   Retrospective voting

Ch. 11 – Interest Groups
 Interest group
 Lobbying
 Amicus curiae
 Electioneering
 Elitist theory
 Pluralist theory
 Revolving door
 501(c)(3) organization
 501(c)(4) organization
 Solidary incentive
 Material incentive
 Purposive incentive
 Ideological interest group
 Public-interest lobby
 Social movement
 Direct mail
 Political cue
 Ratings game
 Free rider

Ch. 12 – The Media
 Agenda setting (Gatekeeper)
 Scorekeeper
 Watchdog
 Blogs
 “Fourth Branch”
 Spin doctor
 White House Press secretary
 White House Press Corps
 Telecommunications Act of 1996
 Prior restraint
 Near v. Minnesota (1931)
 Federal Communications Commission
 Sound bites
 Equal time rule
 Trial Balloon
 Loaded language
 Routine stories
 Feature stories
 Insider stories
 Selective attention
 Adversarial press

								
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