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Unformatted text preview: economy. Role of Elites in Responsiveness of Government Participation: Activities by private citizens aimed at influencing the selection of government personnel and/or their actions. Interest Group: Organized body of individuals who share some political goals and try to influence public policy Types of Interest Groups: Business, Trade, and Agriculture Associations Professional Associations Labor Racial and Ethnic Groups Ideological and Single-Issue Groups Public Interest Groups Environmental Open Government Community What Public Opinion Is, What it Isnt not what 250 million Americans think not poll results Related to, and flows from, political socialization, political culture, ideology...
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