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Political participation
Parties and interest groups
in US politics today (fourth edition)
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There has been considerable debate around claims that the established political parties are in decline. Certainly, they no longer undertake some of the core functions they were traditionally associated with. Nonetheless, the Republicans and Democrats are still largely unchallenged and there are almost insuperable barriers facing minor parties. Furthermore, the major parties continue to be very important sources of political identity and they co-ordinate processes of government between the executive and legislative branches. The chapter also assesses organised interests and considers the factors (such as the resources they command) that give particular interests extensive influence within the political system.

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