How minority parties can increase voter mobilization and affect national elections in a two-party system

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Political Science
Faculty Mentor Matthew Burbank
Creator Bartlett, Sarah
Title How minority parties can increase voter mobilization and affect national elections in a two-party system
Year graduated 2012
Date 2012-05
Description The American electoral system inhibits minority parties from gaining sufficient power to affect national politics or elections. This claim is proved by U.S. history and the lack of minority parties holding major offices. This paper studies the religious right movement, a minority group in America, that was able to make a national impact, especially in the elections, and contrasts this movement with the Green party-one that has been largely ineffective in American politics. The religious right latched themselves onto the Republican party, one of the two major parties, whereas the Green party has supporters from various places on the politica.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Elections - Research - United States; Republican Party (U.S. :1854 - ) - Religion - 21st century; Green Party (U.S); Minorities - Political activity - United States
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Sarah Bartlett
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 215,866 bytes
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1248710
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Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2016-10-11
Date Modified 2018-11-06
ID 205767
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qz5m6q
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