Woll Check #6 - Andre Mallqui Period 1 WOLL HW CHECK #6...

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Andre Mallqui Period 1 WOLL HW CHECK #6 Truman – The Governmental Process Galbraith – The Theory of Countervailing Power Sabato – The Misplaced Obsession with PACs Complete and print out this assignment and bring to class on the assigned due date 1. How does Truman define an interest group? Truman defines interest groups as groups that, on the basis of one or more shared attitudes make certain claims upon other groups in the society for the establishment, maintenance, or enhancement of forms of behavior that are implies by the shared attitudes. He reserves the term “interest groups” for groups that exhibit both aspects of the shared attitudes. 2. What is the political role of the individual in Truman's analysis? The political role of the individual is to participate in groups where it is equally demonstrable that the characteristics of any interest group, including activities but which we identify it, are governed by the attitudes and the circumstances that gave rise to the interactions of which it consists. 3. What does Truman feel about the assertion that there is an inclusive national or public interest? He feels that these assertions are tremendously useful as a promotional device by means of which a particularly extensive group or league of groups tries to reduce or eliminate opposing interests. Belonging to one’s own group
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