AP Gov. Ch. 11 Vocab.
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benefits, sought by groups, that are broadly available and cannot be denied to nonmembers
those who enjoy the benefits of collective goods but did not participate in acquiring them
a lobbying campaign in which a group mobilizes its membership to contact government officials in support of the group's position
special newsletters, periodicals, training programs, conferences, and other information provided to members of groups to entice others to join
advertising designed to create a positive image of an organization
individuals who organize to influence the government's programs and policies
the stable, cooperative relationship that often develops among a congressional committee, an administrative agency, and one or more supportive interest groups; not all relationships are triangular, but the __________ is the most typical
a loose network of elected leaders, public officials, activists, and interest groups drawn together by a specific policy issue
a strategy by which organized interests seek to influence the passage of legislation by exerting direct pressure on members of the legislature
special goods, services, or money provided to members of groups to entice others to join
an organized group in which members actually play a substantial role, sitting on committees and engaging in group projects
New Politics movement
a political movement that began in the 1960s and 1970s, made up of professionals and intellectuals for whom the civil rights and antiwar movements were formative experiences; this movement strengthened public interest groups
the theory that all interests are and should be free to compete for influence in the government; outcome of this competition is compromise and moderation
Political action committee (PAC)
a private group that raises and distributes funds for use in election campaigns
Public interest groups
groups that claim they serve the general good rather than only their own political interest
selective benefits of group membership that emphasize the purpose and accomplishments of the group
selective benefits of group membership that emphasize friendship, networking, and consciousness raising
a type of membership group in which a professional staff conducts most of the group's activities
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