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Models of corporate power in American Politics: Dominance or Elite model Pluralist model Corporations are preeminent in American society, and their power is excessive and inadequately checked. Corporate power is exercised in a society where other countervailing institutions (interest groups, unions, governments, etc.) also have political power.
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How do corporations exercise their political power? Media • Direct ownership of media outlets • Ads run by “front groups”, 527 organizations - Framing the issue (
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Unformatted text preview: Dont try to change minds: Change perceptions!) Lobbying Peak associations, trade associations, corporations, Astroturf campaigns Campaign contributions PACS, brokering/bundling, and soft money Think tanks (legal, scientific, & economic policy expertise) Socio-economic: Cato, Heritage, AEI, Olin, Hoover, Scaife, Lilly Legal: Western Legal Foundation, Mountain States Legal Foundation, etc. Environmental: FREE, Americans for Energy Independence...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course BUS 682 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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