Between now and April 5, you should read the manifestos written by each of the other political parties and discuss them with your fellow party members. In order to make the manifestos available without photocopying each one 30 times, these documents have been be posted online at www.lsu.edu/faculty/lray2/teaching/4068/index.html.
On April 5, each group will hand in a typed strategy paper. This paper should cover the following topics:
1. For each of the five political issues, identify which of the other political parties your party agrees or disagrees with. Are some of these disagreements of greater importance than others?
2. On what issues is your party willing to compromise its position in order to join a coalition government? What compromises would you not make? (You will need to discuss this as a group in order to come to an agreement on compromises your party can support.)
3. Based on the previous sections, which parties do you think you may be able to cooperate with? Which parties do you think you could never work with?
-These papers will probably run around 4-5 pages in length.
-It is not to your advantage to show these papers to anyone outside of your party!