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Unformatted text preview: :A movement that represents the demands of a large segment of the public for political, economic, or social change. First expression of latent discontent, example: civil right movement (generates civil disobedience) Why so many? One reason for the multitude of interest groups is that the right to join a group is protected by the First Amendment In addition, out federal system of government provides thousands of pressure points for interest group activity. Why do they join? Latent Interests: Public Policy interests that are not recognized or addressed by a group at a particular time. Theorist Mancur Olson: the collective good concept refers to any public benefit that...
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- Spring '11