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Chapter6 - 1 Interest groups attempt to influence public...

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1) Interest groups- attempt to influence public policy ( local state, and federal laws and regulation) 2) Several thousand interest groups in the U.S. a) Vary in size, from a few dozen to a few million b) (66%) of most Americans belong to an interest group c) Interest groups are a lot higher in the U.S. than other countries d) Alexis De Tocqueville first commented on this in Democracy in America (1834) 3) Reasons why people join interest groups a) Economic and financial incentives such as secure benefits b) Ideological reasons- attempting to change society c) Sense of solidarity- Organizing to associate with others who have same interest 4) Examples of national interest groups a) American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) i) Politicians don’t go against this group because so many of them vote b) National Rifle Association (NRA) is the right to bare arms c) American Medical Association (AMA) represents Dr.’s d) Sierra Club and Greenpeace is a environmental group with 750,000 members e) AFL-CIO American Federation of Labor is a congress of industrial organization which represents unions. 5) Major Categories of interest groups a) Business groups and Associations or Corporate interest groups i) Business round table are fortune 500 companies which are listed as the top 500 money making companies ii)
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