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Interest groups are formed when people voluntarily come together in order to
get certain policies encacted
While interest groups tend to focus on one issue, social movements tend to
focus on educating the public to bring about social change
One way to limit the damage factions can do is allow for ________ between factions.
When citizens impact policymaking by their involvement in civil society, it is called the:
Groups that are working under a pluralist theory often share power in order to:
keep any one group from getting too much power
Many interest groups have begun to try and overcome the problems free riders cause with selective benefits, which are:
benefits for members of that group only
Which is an example of collective good?
. a city's construction of flood barriers near a river
James Madison's arguement in Federalist No. 10 is supported by which theory?
What is the main point James Madison made in Federalist No. 10?
factions would be inevitable, but the size of the United States would prevent factions from growing too powerful
Which statement summarizes the issue of free riders?
they enjoy collective goods without contributing to the groups who help achieve those goods
Which type of interest groups advocate for the financial interests of their members?
economic interest groups
An example of an area that a public interest group would work in is:
Those who are in favor of the concept of the revolving door argue that lobbying is most effective when former government officals:
bring their expertise to the tabel
One strategy lobbyists use to influence legislation is called direct lobbying, which is when lobbyists contact:
members of congress directly
Often when dealing with the executive branch, interest groups will take advantage of federal laws that require executive branch agencies to notify the public in order to
solicit input on rules and procedures.
When interest groups file an amicus curiae, or a "friend of the court," brief, they are trying to persuade the:
Supreme Court to agree to certain arguments
The term issue network is used to describe the webs of:
influence between interest groups, policymakers, and advocates.
What is the main purpose of a government interest group?
To act on behalf of a government regarding laws and regulations that impact their area
What motive is there for a member of Congress to join an interest group after serving time as a representative or senator?
Interest groups will hire former lawmakers for large sums of money.
What is the function of the iron triangle?
To coordinate the implementation of policies that will be beneficial for the bureaucracy, interest groups, and Congress
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