Political Parties- A2

Compassionate conservative
A strand of Republican conservative philosophy which took a more compassionate view view on issues such as welfare, education, immigration and poverty, popularised by George W Bush during his 2000 presidential campaign
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Liberal
A view that seeks to change the political, economic and social status quo in favour of the well-being, rights and liberties of the individual, and especially those who are generally disadvantaged by society
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Conservative
A view that seeks to defend the political, economic and social status quo and therefore tends to oppose changes in the institutions and structures of society
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The solid south
A term used to refer to the Democratic party's solid political and electoral control of the south during the century between the civil war and the 1960s
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Partisanship
A term used to denote a state of affairs in which members of one party regularly group together in opposition to the members of another party
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Two-party system
A party system in which two major parties regularly win the vast majority of votes in general elections, regularly capture nearly all of the seats in the legislature and alternately control the executive brand of government
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Party decline
The theory, popular in the last 3 decades of the 20th century, that political parties were in decline in terms of membership, functions and importance- both in elections and in congress
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Party renewal
The theory which suggests that parties, far from being in decline, are increasingly important in elections, in fundraising and in congress
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Split-ticket voting
Voting for candidates of two or more parties for different offices in the same election
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A view that seeks to change the political, economic and social status quo in favour of the well-being, rights and liberties of the individual, and especially those who are generally disadvantaged by society

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Liberal

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A view that seeks to defend the political, economic and social status quo and therefore tends to oppose changes in the institutions and structures of society

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A term used to refer to the Democratic party's solid political and electoral control of the south during the century between the civil war and the 1960s

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A term used to denote a state of affairs in which members of one party regularly group together in opposition to the members of another party

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