Lecture 11_28 - Interest Groups Definition Why and Which...

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Interest Groups Interest Groups Definition Why and Which People Join Direct and Indirect Lobbying Interest Group Success
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Announcement Republican Debate Party sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha and the CLA Honors Office Everyone is welcome Wednesday, November 28 th 8-10 p.m. BRNG 1245
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The Essentials, I Interest Groups – organizations made up of groups of people who share a common concern and who work together to influence policymaking IGs not PACs IGs not political parties Proliferation of IGs since ’60s
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Strategies of Interest Groups Interest groups may: Try to get new laws passed; Try to prevent action and lobby Congress not to adopt new laws; Try to influence elections; Try to influence appointments to either the bureaucracy or the courts
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Why People Join Psychological satisfaction due to identification with a cause; For social benefits; Direct monetary benefits; Coercion
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Which People Join People with higher incomes and education;
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2009 for the course POL 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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