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Chapter 13 - general values and a desire for social change...

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Chapter 13 Lobbyists – professionals who work to influence public policy in favor of their clients’ interests Interest groups – organized groups of people seeking to influence public policy Lobbying – activities through which individuals, interest groups, and other institutions seek to influence public policy by persuading government officials to support their groups’ position Policy gridlock – political paralysis in the face of pressing national problems Social movements – amorphous aggregates of people sharing
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Unformatted text preview: general values and a desire for social change • Insider tactics – interest group activity that includes normal lobbying on Capitol Hill, working closely with members of Congress, and contributing money to incumbents’ campaigns • Outsider tactics – interest group activities designed to influence elected officials by threatening to impose political costs on them if they do not respond • Grassroots lobbying – lobbying conducted by rank-and-file members of an interest group...
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