310_Note_Pages_Lecture_7_Interest_Groups_F06

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Unformatted text preview: Interest Groups and Lobbying GOV 310 Keith Lecture 7 and the question is What exactly do lobbyists and lobby groups do to exert influence on legislators? Is it all promises of campaign contributions, or more? Interest Groups and Lobbying I. Interest Group: Definition II. Interest Group Functions III. Creation, Maintenance, and Goals IV. Types of Interest Groups V. Political Activities of Groups VI. Interest Groups and Democracy I. Interest Group Definition Organized body of individuals who share some political goals and try to influence public policy Interest Groups and Political Participation I. Interest Group: Definition II. Interest Group Functions III. Creation, Maintenance, and Goals IV. Types of Interest Groups V. Political Activities of Groups VI. Interest Groups and Democracy II. Interest Group Functions Aggregation Articulation (public opinion formation, agenda setting) Mobilization (participation) Representation Watchdog Interest Groups and Political Participation...
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