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Unformatted text preview: -Institutionalization of latent interests in American political system-Latent means hidden-Structure participants of interests & integrate them w/ political & administrative machinery of govt. -Informational hub of the governing system- including analytical units-Oversight of the Executive Branch-Major institutional locus for refining both policies & goals they are meant to achieve -Examines issues & tweeks them= interested in details (little r for reform)-Day to day basis- adjust policies...
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- Spring '07