1. What do Aldrich and Rohde say about the power of the party leadership?
- 'members are more likely to entrust the party leadership with greater resources and stronger rules, on the condition that preferences are relatively homogenous within parties and relatively heterogenous between parties'
- 'the larger the party membership, the weaker the leadership'
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2. What does Cran note about political parties?
- they have 'always tended to be coalitions'
- they have all become catch-all
3. Who argues that committees are just extensions of party power?
4. Which of the following is not, according to Thomas, a factor in the decline in the ability of the legislature to control the exectutive?
- growth of big government
- lack of 'elective dictatorship'
- rise of media as a political actor
- public disapproval of the legislature
- emergence of disciplined political parties
5. What did Hamilton say the upper chamber afforded protection against?
- 'an excess of law-making'
- 'corruption and bribery'