Document the role of political parties

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Related pages:#12962: Party Politics
Description

TODO: create/improve articles related to party politics, and the role of political parties.
See how their role is conditioned by the election method used (plurality voting).
What's the difference between parties and other interest groups?

Comments

#3

Title:Document the role of political parties» political parties: when voting matters

In my opinion political parties should be where people of like mind come together to make common cause to effect political change. If the matter needs the consent of the people, then this is where it needs to be developed as policy and then put before all the people. Other special interests may choose to directly approach the government to get their way, and/or infiltrate a political party. In practice, parties in Canada, present their policies to the people in the form of a national election platform and the party leader sells it to the voters. Unlike America and France, Canada’s problem is there is no vote for it. There should be. No need to elect anybody, because that’s not what parties are there for.

#4

Title:political parties: when voting matters» Document the role of political parties

I agree with you.
What you describe is more a generic special interest group than a traditional party whose primary goal is to win elections.
What you describe is how things should be, I agree.

The question at hand is how to introduce those concepts in the wiki.
I made a pathetic first attempt at creating the wiki:
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/party_politics
This is a wiki page, meaning that it's not supposed to represent my point of view: it should present a clear summary of our collective wisdom.

The goal here is not to have the same conversation again and again as more members join the site in the future, but for each additional member to allow us to reach new heights in our quest for a better electoral process.

#5

@ran_in_93: your comment also touches on the nature of representative democracy. I have created a new ticket to discuss how to improve its coverage: #14286: Wiki: Representative democracy