Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Two-Party and Multiparty Democracies

Two-Party and Multiparty Democracies

New America Foundation political reform project senior fellow Lee Drutman talked the two-party system in the United States and drawbacks of that system. He also discussed the concept of multiparty systems and how they function.

Description

New America Foundation political reform project senior fellow Lee Drutman talked the two-party system in the United States and drawbacks of that system. He also discussed the concept of multiparty systems and how they function.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is meant by a two-party democracy?
  • According to Lee Drutman, what are possible problems with two-party systems?
  • What is meant by a multiparty democracy?
  • What role do coalitions play in a multiparty democracy?

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Governing Coalition
    • Multiparty Democracy
    • Partisanship
    • Two-party System

    Topics

    Comparative GovernmentPolitical Parties

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity