Interest Groups 1 - Interest Groups Chapter 6 Define:...

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Interest Groups Interest Groups Chapter 6 Your goals Your goals Define:  interest group; lobbying; political action committee  (PAC); “Bowling Alone;” material incentive; purposive  incentive; public good; free-rider problem Fundamentals Fundamentals * Interest group      = formal organization that pursues policy  goals that arise from its members’ shared interests Also known as:  “factions” or “pressure groups” or “special  interests” * Lobbying      = the term for the various efforts groups make to  try to influence government How groups differ How groups differ Money and resources *Number of members *Location (nationwide or local) *Prestige *What they seek for their members Private goods and economic benefits *Public goods and non-economic benefits Private Interest Groups Private Interest Groups Seeking economic benefits for their members
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Private Interest Groups Private Interest Groups Exist primarily for profits, jobs, improved pay, protect an  occupation or profession *Advantages of such groups: Organization already in place (e.g., corporation)
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Interest Groups 1 - Interest Groups Chapter 6 Define:...

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