Pluralist - Pluralist(1830 A French philosopher visited the US and said \u201cYes indeed the US is a pluralist system of Govt\u201d \u2013 Alexis de

Pluralist - Pluralist(1830 A French philosopher...

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Pluralist: (1830) A French philosopher visited the US and said “Yes, indeed, the US is a pluralist system of Govt” – Alexis de Tocqueville. Interest Group – an organization that tries to influence public policy decisions (also called a lobby) Interest Groups can be functional that is they can be very productive and helpful. Interest Groups (3): Social Cultural Interest Groups (ex. LILAC, NAACE, MALDEF helped build TAMIU?) Business Interest Groups (ex. Business round table) Labor Interest Groups Pluralists Probs. Critique: - Interest groups aren’t all the same. - Some interest groups have the $$, the influence within gov’t, and power (Big Interest Groups) - Others don’t have the $$, the influence within gov’t, or power. (Local Interest Groups) - MAIN PROB. IS THAT THEY DON’T HAVE A FAIR CHANCE. Interest groups is an organization that is made to put pressure on the gov’t Final: Which of the …is an accurate definition of interest group? (read out all the choices)

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