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CHAPTER 15 The Policy-Making Process IMPORTANT TERMS *benefit Any satisfaction, monetary or nonmonetary, that people will enjoy if a policy is adopted. *boycott Any concerted effort to get people to stop buying goods and services from a merchant or farmer in order to punish that person or to coerce him or her into changing policies. It has become a favorite tool of interest group politics. *client politics Policies from which some identifiable, though often small, group will benefit, but for which a large part of society will pay the cost. The beneficiary of the policy is the “client” of the government. *cost Any burden, monetary or nonmonetary, that some people must bear if a policy is adopted.
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cost argument The political tactic of highlighting what people will lose if a policy is adopted. deregulation The reduction or elimination of government controls on an economic activity. *entrepreneurial politics Policies from which society as a whole or some large part of it benefits, but which impose substantial costs
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