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Unformatted text preview: American Gov’t 29 March 2010_Mon. Interest Groups and American Politics:-interest groups are organizations founded by collections of individuals who seek to influence public policy-Interest groups might be formed in 3 ways: 1. through the action and sponsorship of a single individual (policy entrepreneur) or small collection of people (strongest of the 3) 2. Through an association formed for other purposes, and then politicized (N.R.A.) 3. Through the mobilization of the “grassroots (people forming together, for common interest.”) ( The T.E.A. Party ) Least common Collective Action Problem-Exists w/ public goods-Goods that exhibit, “ jointness of supply ” and “ non-excludability ” -One person’s use doesn’t reduce the amount available for others -People can’t be kept from using the good-Interest groups suffer from a “free rider” problem, b/c of this....
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course GOVT 101 taught by Professor Carlsnook during the Spring '10 term at SPSU.

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