Unformatted text preview: 5) Diversity of state industry a) States more diverse economies harder for one industry to influence policy 6) Professional vs citizen legislatures a) More group influence in citizen legislatures b) Part time nature of service means legislators may not have the resources to get informed on issues, so consult w/groups to get informed 7) Political culture a) Moralistic states generally less tolerant of powerful interest groups trying to control public policy b) Traditionalistic and individualistic states groups generally more powerful 8) Concentrated and dispersed benefits and group formation a) Why so many corporate/business focused groups relative to citizen-orientated groups? b) Concentrated policy costs/ benefits stimulate interest groups to form c) Dispersed cost and benefits…less incentive to organize because individuals are not as sensitive to small costs or benefits...
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- Spring '08
- Political action committee, political action committees, individualistic states groups, voter education campaigns, policy costs/ benefits, group power