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Unformatted text preview: b. Some are more conservative. c. Some don’t have an ideology… 2. People differ in their political knowledge and sophistication: a. Some know a lot about politics. b. Some know hardly anything. c. Some people care about politics. d. Others don’t give a damn. 3. Opinion: Message (from elites or media) +predispositions + political knowledge. April 11, 2011 What is the Place of Organized Intersts in Ameicna Society -In a free society, citizens must have the right to join and participate in political organizations. -Organized interests provide valuable services to members and to society. o Selective benefits to members. o Interest representation. o Valuable information to policymakers. -However, Orgnaized Interests Produce “Biases”...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 101 taught by Professor Moscardelli during the Spring '06 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '06
- American Politics