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date: 28 February 2020

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This article discusses political parties, specifically those that are in and out of legislatures. It first views political parties as institutions and moves on to the party systems. It then considers the two major arenas of action for the political party and considers two core questions about the value of the political party for citizens and for politicians.

Keywords: political parties, legislatures, institutions, party systems, arenas of action, value, citizens, politicians

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