Chapter 11

Chapter 11 - GroupsandInterestsLectureOutline

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Groups and Interests Lecture Outline What is an interest group and why do they form?  What are the benefits to interest group membership?  Why has the number of interest groups grown in recent years?  What strategies do interest groups use? Why? 
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In class discussion questions What is pluralism? According to pluralist theory, should we be concerned about the large number of interest groups in the US? What type of interests do interest groups typically represent? Why do you think some interests aren’t represented? Most interest groups share key organizational components. What are these organizational components? Why do people join organizations? What, if any, benefits do people receive when they join interest groups? What is the “free rider” problem? How might it be solved?
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What are interest groups?    voluntary membership association organized to pursue a common  interest through political participation
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course POS 1041 taught by Professor Stokes-brown during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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Chapter 11 - GroupsandInterestsLectureOutline

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