Unit 10 Political Participation.docx - Unit 10 Political Participation Interest group and social movements Interest Groups a collection of individuals

Unit 10 Political Participation.docx - Unit 10 Political...

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Unit 10 Political Participation: Interest group, and social movements Interest Groups: a collection of individuals or organizations that share a common interest and advocate or work for public policies on behalf of members’ shared interest - Billions and billions of dollars are spent by lobby groups - Business (general) spends about $6 billion - Iron Triangle (Economic Groups) Congressional Committee: Member want votes When an interest group come with a policy proposal congressional committee will go along because they need the money and votes Laws are executed by the bureaucracy Article 1 section 8 give congress a budget; bureaucracy wants to keep getting resources from congress - Interest groups: mass based (social, political, moral, cultural) Doesn’t participate in iron triangle process They lobby congress as a whole not just congressional committee Mass based group reach out to media, public organization, and citizen
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