February 9 - February 9 I. Interest Groups Introduction A....

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February 9 Interest Groups I. Introduction A. Not all interest groups represent private groups but most of them do B. Interest is any involvement in anything that involves politics; emotional being, business, entertainment C. Not all interest are organized D. Lobbyist – person who tries to influence government through personal contact E. Lobby- group of people who try to influence government through personal contact II. Rules of formation and participation in interest groups A. Rules of formation (of interest groups) – if you have a potential interest group the rules, A.a. people with emotional intensity are more likely to join an interest group than people who don’t feel so intense A.a.i. E.x. abortion , job is in danger A.b. The larger the proportion of the group that I constitute the greater is my chance of participation A.b.i. Producers are well organized, consumers are poorly organized A.c. The more the benefit from the group as an individual and the less it is collective the more likely the group is to mobilize a
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