L18 Groups Interests - Shadow Paper Due TODAY Test 2 next Monday March 10 Review this Friday March 7 Groups and Interests Lecture 18 March 5 2008

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Shadow Paper Due TODAY Test 2 next Monday March 10 Review this Friday March 7
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Groups and Interests Lecture 18 March 5, 2008 Pol 1101
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Political advocacy groups -- also known as pressure groups, interest groups or lobbyists -- play a significant role in the political system of the United States and are a major influence on public policy. Numbers have soared in past 40 years Organized interest groups are pervasive in the policy process: check them out: Public Interest Groups “Special Interest” Groups – with a direct economic stake in public policy, such as organized labor, business groups, professional associations
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PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS U.S. Public Interest Research Groups (www.uspirg.org) Sierra Club the National Rifle Association the Christian Coalition Mothers Against Drunk Driving ( www.madd.org ) National Organization for Women ( www.now.org )
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Special interest groups, including PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS National Education Association (www.nea.org) American Medical Association (www.ama-assn.org) American Bar Association ( www.abanet.org )
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Special interest groups, including BUSINESS GROUPS National Association of Manufacturers (www.nam.org) Recording Industry Association of America (www.riaa.org) Nuclear Energy Institute ( www.nei.org )
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Special interest groups, including LABOR GROUPS AFL/CIO (www.aflcio.org) United Auto Workers (www.uaw.org) Teamsters ( www.teamsters.org )
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The most cited groups 1. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 2. The American Legion 3. American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) 4. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 5. Amnesty International 6. American Cancer Society 7. Sierra Club (Survey California State University, Chico: www.csuchico.edu/~kcfount/index.html)
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Madison again Madison (Federalist #10) argued that politics and political conflict are organized along “factions” = groups of individuals who are motivated by a common interest or
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POL 1101 taught by Professor White during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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L18 Groups Interests - Shadow Paper Due TODAY Test 2 next Monday March 10 Review this Friday March 7 Groups and Interests Lecture 18 March 5 2008

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