Chapter 11 - Thao Vu 1. Six groupings of interests...

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Thao Vu 1. Six groupings of interests represented by Interest Groups are: a. Business and Agricultural Groups. Example: the National Petroleum Refiners’ Association. b. Labor Groups. Example: the United Mine Workers c. Professional Associations. Example: the American Bar Association and the American Medical Association. d. Public Interest Groups. Example: the Sierra Club and Common Cause. e. Ideological Groups. Example: People for the American Way promotes liberal values, whereas the Christian Coalition focuses on conservative goals. f. Public Sector Groups. Example: the League of Cities and the “research” lobby. 2. The 4 key organizational components of Interest Groups are: a. Leadership: The decision-making structure, which may be made up of informal entrepreneurs initially, and then develop into a professional staff. b. Money: The financial structure to fund the group’s activities. Groups rely on member dues, sale of services, and contributions. c. Agency or office: Groups must be able to establish an agency that carries out the group’s
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course GOVT 1301 taught by Professor Capentor during the Spring '11 term at Cy-Fair College.

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Chapter 11 - Thao Vu 1. Six groupings of interests...

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