Interest - Interest Something worth defending. An interest...

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Interest
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Something worth defending. An interest is something of value or some personal characteristic that people share and that is affected by government activity.
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Interest group
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Group of people gathered together for a common goal.
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Political Interest Group
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Interest group that focus on a public policy to their members advantage.
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differ
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Politics have a broad goal view Interest groups have a specific cause Parties run candidates Interest groups try to influence the office holders.
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Types of Interest groups
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Global Gov’t Religious Artistic/Recreational Public Ethnic Economic
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Organized Interest Groups
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Much more powerful: relevant to policy- making process
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Economy
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Have highest tendency to be organized people with more $ and education, are more apt to join a group People with personal involvement, feel more strongly.
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5 major functions of groups
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Furnish info Politicize and inform members Mediate conflict Engage in electioneering (contributions) Help form public opinion Help members become more involved.
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