Political Parties And Interest Groups

1088 WordsNov 16, 20155 Pages
he goal of this paper is to demonstrate how political parties and interest groups are able to get citizens to participate in politics and political party participants or interest group members. This is a comparison and contrast paper. The following will be a comparison between political parties and interest groups. Three points will be mentioned. The first point will be the purpose, the second will be the role they play and finally three strategies parties and interest groups use to get people to participate. A political party is a group of dedicated people who come together to win elections, operate the government, and determine public policy. Political parties are quite different from interest groups, which seek to influence, not run, the government. Political parties assist numerous key purposes, including running and selecting candidates for political office, also controlling power gained by other parties and advising citizens on many key issues. In the United States, there are two political parties: Republican and Democrat. These two parties operate in the local, state and national level. Basically the purpose of a political party is to make something noticeable to someone so that more people can come together and help their cause. Political Parties have many roles one of the roles is that they nominate candidates for political office. They narrow the field from several people that aren’t that great to credible candidates. This simplifies the voters’ role and brings

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