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2. What are the main advantages of open and closed lists respectively?

  • better quality MPs vs better party unity
  • freer choice vs better govt

3. Why does Norton say that governments are most likely to fail in election years?

  • MPs defy the party line for personal gain
  • Voters are less confident in govt

4. What are the two explanations for party unity?

  • natural cohension of preferences and party discipline
  • strong leadership and weak MPs

5. Who argues that committees are just extensions of party power?

  • Strom
  • Linz

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