POLS 1101 Chapter 12 Essay

POLS 1101 Chapter 12 Essay - convincing Lobbyists play an...

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Krishal Patel Jamison Dague Journalism 516 Chapter 12: Interest Groups Interest groups are groups that seek policy outputs, goods, and services from the government. They are private organizations that try to shape public policy. Major categories of interest groups are those representing business, the professions, and labor. Groups that promote economic interests are among the most important for many citizens, since they can determine financial rewards and thus what kind of life a person leads. Lobbying the legislature is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in the government. There are three types of lobbyists; full-time, contract, and non-profit. Different resources are available for various kinds of lobbyists to help with their cases and to make their persuasion to government officials more
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Unformatted text preview: convincing. Lobbyists play an important role in the General Assembly because there is a limited number of staff and lobbyists are a major source of information for legislators to help them make intelligent decisions. The way a lobbyist is chosen to be ask for information is by credibility. Their information must be correct consistently for legislators to choose them and if they don’t then they won’t have a job. Georgia allows lobbyists to persuade legislators by offering benefits such as public entities such as food, drinks, and tickets to events. Interests groups represent a substantial threat to political change in Georgia. Wouldn’t interest groups be getting stronger than political parties due to their influence? How are interest groups limited in Georgia?...
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