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Unformatted text preview: Divide up authority among different branches systems check each other (executive and legislative) Suggests a pluralistic society where interest groups are critical for governments Pluralist defense of interest groups decisions made at local level, numerous points of influence, decentralized, a lot of discretion on part of agencies many points of influence and need for coalition to bring in broad-based influence Plenty of work done on side of consumers w/healthcare there are also hospitals, drug companies, etc. and their employees Criticism of interest groups Problems w/pluralist society gives advantage to wealthy, groups that already exist corporations, unions, etc....
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- Spring '07