Chapter 9 - Interest Groups

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1 Chapter 9 - Part 1 Interest Groups I. Introduction. A. Definition 1. First Amendment: Right to Assemble, Right to Petition and Free Speech. . B. Madison and Federalist 10. 1. Pluralism and Factions 2. Factions are sown in the nature of man. 3. Madisonian Dilemma. a. Powerful Interest Groups vs. Advocacy of Self Interest. i. Separation of Power ii. Protection of different and unequal interests will assure a wide range of opinions. iii. Ban would be worse than disease. b. Republic must educate citizens and representatives to guard against the cabal of a few II. Why Interest Groups Form. A. Mancur Olson, The Logic of Collective Action. B. Key Terms. 1. Collective Goods v. Private Goods. 2. Political Entrepreneur 3. Patron C. The Free-Rider Dilemma. 1. Join a Group: (Personal Impact) x (Public Goods) > Costs of Joining Efficacy Costs can be Positive or Negative Size of Group Dollars, Time and Penalties 2. Free-Riding is Always Preferable: (Personal Impact) x (Public Goods) < Costs of Free-Riding = $0
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