This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: interest group politics, in elections between candidates from competing political parties, which better fits the majoritarian model of democracy. Despite the inequities of the interest group system, little direct effort has been made to restrict interest group activity. Madison’s dictum to avoid suppressing political freedoms, even at the expense of permitting interest group activity that promotes the selfish interests of narrow segments of the population, has generally guided public policy. Yet as the problem of PACs and 527s activity remains a thorny issue because there is little consensus on how to balance the conflicting needs of our society....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 02/20/2011 for the course BUS 500 taught by Professor Fogel during the Spring '10 term at Salem Intl..
- Spring '10