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5 Matching Questions

  1. collective good
  2. material incentive
  3. selective benefits
  4. hyperpluralist theory
  5. free-rider problem
  1. a argues that too many groups are getting what they want at the expense of the unrepresented and that this behavior leads to incoherent public policy.
  2. b something of value which cannot be withheld from individuals in the potential group
  3. c a situation where individuals let others work to secure a collective good and then enjoy the benefit without contributing anything to the group effort
  4. d these benefits are goods that a group can restrict to those who are members
  5. e many things valued in monetary terms

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. organizations where people with similar policy goals enter the political process to achieve those goals
  2. rule established to prevent free-riders by requiring new employees to join the union where one has been granted bargaining rights
  3. exclusive relationships composed of interest groups leaders, government agency personnel, and members of the congressional committees who perform mutually beneficial services for each other at the public's expense
  4. a state law that forbids the requirement of union membership as a condition of employment
  5. organizations that seek a collective good which does not only benefit their membership

5 True/False Questions

  1. class action lawsuitstechnique used by interest groups which allows groups of people with similar complaints to combine their grievances into a single unit


  2. lobbyingcommunication by someone other than a citizen acting on his or her own behalf, directed to a governmental decision maker with hope of influencing his or her decision


  3. electioneeringhelping sympathetic candidates get into office


  4. political action committeesa signal telling a legislator what values are at stake in a vote, and how that issue fits with his or her own political views or party agenda


  5. Olson's law of large groupsgroups which have very narrow interests, shun compromise, and single-mindedly pursue goals


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