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Types of Conflict Theories

We explain Marx’s conflict theory and other conflict theories to show how tension between social, political, material, and other forces manifest.

The Factions of the Third Party System

The factions of the third party system are indicative of the actual factions in American history that comprise the “big tent” political parties of any era.