16 terms

Chapter 6

issue advocacy
groups that don't use vote for or vote against while campaigning. dedicating to advancing specific interests through political process. example: as defined by S.C. contributed to parties
term used to refer to political parties and special interest groups; made by james madison. example: democrat
interest group
collection of people who share common interest or attitude and want to influence government on specific topics. example: common use
body of people interested in a common issue taking action. example: devolution revolution
open shop
company with labor agreements so union membership isn't required by employment. example: some state laws permit this
closed shop
requirement to join union to work in a company. example: all employees at kroger are in a union.
free rider
person who doesn't join an interest group but receives benefits from what the group achieves. example: common in an open shop.
federal register
official document published daily that lists new and proposed regulations of department and repulatory agendas. example: newspaper
amicus curiae brief
presents arguments by individuals. example: friend of the court
activities aimed to influence officials actions. example: Thirdhouse
person who is employed by a political party and acts to influence officials to their opinion. example: salesman
revolving door
employment cycle with working in turn for government and interest groups. example: social worker; governor becoming lawyer
iron triangle
mutually supporting between interest groups, congressional committees, and government agencies
political action committee (PAC)
political arm of interest group-legally entitled to raise funds from donations. example: COPE
tactic of PAC to collect money and present to candidate. example: present to speaker
soft money
unlimited contributions to a state or local party. example: PAC's