Interest - Role of Group Leaders Elitism Power held by the...

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Interest Groups Definition : An organized collection of individuals who are bound together by shared attitudes or concerns and who make demands on political institutions in order to realize goals which they are unable to achieve on their own.
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Interest Groups Linkage Institutions
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Public Opinion Elected Officials Public Policy
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In what kinds of interest groups are you a member?
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Categories of Interest Groups
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Basis for Pluralism Federalist #10 Tyranny of the Majority Address with Separation of Powers/Federalism Increase # of Groups
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Theories of Power Distribution Pluralism Groups are primary actors Group interaction No one group dominates Threat of organization
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Unformatted text preview: Role of Group Leaders Elitism Power held by the few Elites are homogenous group Competition/Cohesion & consensus on primary values Policy directed by a few People are passive spectators Ways Interest Groups Influence Lobbying Indirect Electoral Activities ($, organizational support, public endorsements) Public Opinion Protests/Marches Ways Interest Groups Influence Lobbying Direct Drafting Legislation Planning & Implementing Legislative Strategy Personal Contacts & Communications Testifying at Hearings Coalitions of Interest Groups...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course POL 1133 taught by Professor Esparza during the Spring '08 term at Texas San Antonio.

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