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5 Matching questions

  1. ratings
  2. subgovernments
  3. class action lawsuits
  4. free-rider problem
  5. union shop
  1. a 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
  2. b assessment of a legislator's voting record on issues important to an interest group
  3. c technique used by interest groups which allows groups of people with similar complaints to combine their grievances into a single unit
  4. d rule established to prevent free-riders by requiring new employees to join the union where one has been granted bargaining rights
  5. e a situation where individuals let others work to secure a collective good and then enjoy the benefit without contributing anything to the group effort

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. "friend of the court" briefs filed by interest groups to inform the court of their position and to state how their welfare would be affected by a ruling
  2. a 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
  3. suggests that the larger the group, the more difficult it will be to secure enough of the collective good to ensure participation
  4. 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.
  5. a group composed of those in the potential group who are members of the interest groups

5 True/False questions

  1. 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

          

  2. potential groupa group composed of those in the potential group who are members of the interest groups

          

  3. solidary incentivemany things valued in monetary terms

          

  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. elite theoryargues that because only a few groups have enough power to influence policy, power is concentrated into a few interlocking power centers