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1. Who says that Downs' median voter theorem works for a two party system but fails to account for 'issue entrepreneurship'?

  • Sartori
  • Riker
  • Dalton
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2. Who distinguishes between insiders and outsiders in the labour force and presents this distinction as a challenge to social democratic parties?

  • Rueda
  • Downs
  • Sartori
  • Franklin

3. Who says that the rise in issue voting almost exactly compensates for the decline in cleavage politics?

  • Downs et al.
  • Franklin et al.
  • Rueda et al.


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5. Which of the following is not a factor used by Dalton to explain the decline in sociological model of voting behaviour?

  • rise of the middle classes
  • ties between individuals and groups have weakened
  • cognitive mobilization (voters no longer rely on social cues)
  • top down party policy choices to reflect the changing social bases of support


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