ADMS1010_6 - Class 6: Government and its Effect on the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–11. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Class 6: Government and its Effect on the Private Sector Class 6: Government and its Effect on the Private Sector ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: President Obama praised his pay czar Ken Feinberg today for taking “an important step forward today” by announcing that executive salaries will be severely cut at businesses with taxpayer financed bailout money. Seven companies receiving "exceptional" amounts of taxpayer aid will slash the annual salaries for their 25 top executives by an average of around 90 percent from 2008 levels, per Feinberg’s orders. Class 6: Government and Business Agenda • Administration 10:00-10:15 • Summary from Class 5 10:15-10:30 • How Big Has Government Become 10:30-11:00 • What Factors Contribute to Government Growth 10:00-11:15 • Break 11:15-11:25 • Video – Ten Trillion and Counting 11:25-12:25 • Gov. Involvement with Private Sector & Regions 12:25-12:40 • Q & A 12:40-1:00 Class 6: Governments Effect on the Private Sector Outcomes By the end of the today you will: • Understand and be able to explain the dynamics that have caused government to grow • Understand and the impact on government growth caused by the private sector • Understand the Canadian government motives in getting involved in the private sector in Canada The Role of Interest Groups Interests Groups Part 1: What is an Interest Group? 1. Interest groups are any group, organization or business that has a stake in government policy or the legislative process. 2. They can be from the business community, the non-profit community, unions, or even from a trans-national organization 1. They are concerned with the process by which demands are brought to the attention of the public and/or policy makers. What is an interest Group? 1. They are, for the most part, representative of a broader group of individuals. 2. They are best seen in the various techniques used to bring their concerns to the attention of public policy makers. 3. Examples include, Greenpeace, Canadian Soft Drink Industry, Ontario Association of Hunters and Anglers, Ontario Medical Association, CAW etc. Functions of Interest Groups Act as an electoral signaling mechanism to government. Aggregating interests; groups are able to aggregate issues into more manageable units. They often represent minority voices, thus tempering majority voices. Providing information to government. Interest groups have very specialized knowledge about the individuals they represent. Functions of Interest Groups Contributing to policy development and suggesting changes in public policy. Providing resources. Interest groups can help finance political parties and their candidates. Interest groups can act for government by providing assistance in the delivery of programs. Example would be immigrant assistance groups. Part 2: Types of Groups Institutional Groups Membership Groups Single Issue/Protest Groups Public Interest Groups Corporate Interest Groups Issue Oriented Groups Staff Groups Part 3: How Interest Groups Try to...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course ADMS 1010 taught by Professor Jurkowski during the Spring '09 term at York University.

Page1 / 90

ADMS1010_6 - Class 6: Government and its Effect on the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 11. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online