What is the role of interest groups according to the pluralist theory of political participation

What is the role of interest groups according to the pluralist theory of political participation

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Question 6 What is the role of interest groups according to the pluralist theory of political participation? The pluralist theory views politics as a number of groups that represent different and opposing interests which ultimately check and balance each other. In the pluralist system, all opinions compete against each other for what they want. Not all groups are equal, but no one group should be permitted to win on its issue all of the time. Sometimes pluralism is viewed as negative because there is no representation of the interest group universally and the interest of the whole nation is not equal to the sum of the interest group parts. Groups sometimes misrepresent the political argument, and are prone to extremism. However, interest groups are ideal because of Federalism and the separation of powers. There are many access points in the government through which interest groups can go to fulfill their cause. Many people join interest groups for social reasons. They wish to be part of a group and feel
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course POLITICS 100 taught by Professor - during the Spring '08 term at Creighton.

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What is the role of interest groups according to the pluralist theory of political participation

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