Parties and Party Systems

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1. Which of the following is not a component of an electoral system?

  • district magnitude
  • Number of parties
  • electoral formula
  • electoral rules
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2. Who says 'a party is not a community but a collection of communities'?

  • Duverger
  • Lijphart

3. Who says the new parties now emerge by finding a new policy dimension (immigration/environment)?

  • Riker
  • Rokkan

4. Which of the following is not a cleavage in Lipset and Rokkan's theory?

  • church v state
  • agriculture v industry
  • employer v agricultural worker
  • lord v peasant
  • centre v periphery

5. Which of the following is not a reason for declining party membership?

  • greater appeal of social movements
  • increase in corruption
  • loosening of the bond with trade unions
  • decay of local electioneering
  • rise of extremist parties
  • weakening of social cleavages


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