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17/11/10 1 Political Participation POL1101C Prof. Luc Turgeon November 17, 2010 Key Words Political participation Interest groups Nimbys Free-rider problem Lobbying Social Movement Civil Society Social Capital (and why Bowling Leagues Matter) Political participation in Canada Political Participation The activities that citizens use to influence the selection of political leaders and the policies they adopt Two types of political participation Conventional Protest
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17/11/10 2 Interest Groups Definition: A group of people who have joined together to pursue common interests and to try to influence the making and implementation of the laws and policies of a political community. Types of interest groups Self-interest groups vs public interest groups Issue-orientated groups vs institutionalized interest groups Viewed either positively or negatively NIMBYs: The Cape Wind Project? Save Our Sound Alliance: The Alliance supports wind power as an alternative energy source. However, we oppose the proposed Cape Wind plant in Nantucket Sound due to potential adverse economic, environmental and public safety impacts. Interest Group Strategies Lobbying Electoral politics Outside strategies Litigation
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17/11/10 3 What factors determine the influence of interest groups?
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course POL 2107 taught by Professor Bourgault during the Spring '08 term at University of Ottawa.

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