Parties and ideologies
– What are parties? Why do they exist? Why are they so importantfor democratic performance?
– Describe the southern realignment of the party system. Why andwhen did it occur? What have been its major consequences?
– Describe the ideological polarization of the parties. Whatexplains its development over the past 40 years?
– Why are ideologies like liberalism and conservativismuseful?
– Why did Progressives want the Australian ballot, civil servicereform, and party primaries? What effects did they have onparties?