Chapter 13

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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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course POLS 140 taught by Professor James during the Spring '08 term at Bucknell.

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