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Notes from the Text 8

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Date Created: 10/14/16
Political Science 130:4 Professor Wheeler October 5-12, 2016 Interest Groups. *test question “Organized body individuals share political goals and try to influence public policy.” - The focus of interest groups is very narrow. - Political parties want to run government, where interest groups want to influence government. 1. Federalist #10. a. Factions. i. If groups are the problem, the solution is: 1. Prohibit groups from forming. 2. Republican form of government. ii. Mitigate the bad actions government can do. 2. Types of Interest Groups. a. Can be as large as the AARP. b. Can be as small as 2 people with a computer. i. Economic Groups. 1. Business- most influential groups. 2. Labor. ii. Professional Groups. 1. Belongs to virtue by their profession. a. AMA. b. ABA. 2. Look out for the economic interest of that profession. 3. Play a role in setting professional standards. a. Ethics. iii. Citizen Groups. 1. Anyone can join one of these. 2. Single-issue. 3. Public. iv. Government Groups. 1. Government lobbying government. 3. Roles. a. Represent people. i. Be the voice you would want to articulate. b. Participation. i. Lowering the cost in order to participate. c. Education. d. Agenda i. Goals or want to happen. 1. NAACP. 4. Why do People Join Interest Groups? a. Pluralism. i. Government by the people through interest groups. ii. People will automatically join when they realize it is in their benefit to do so. 1. Thinking everyone will recognize them. iii. Government has multiple access points. Political Science 130:4 Professor Wheeler October 5-12, 2016 1. People to impact government officials and politics. a. Supreme Court/ Courts. b. Money. c. States. iv. Everyone has some source of resource to affect policy. v. Not equally divided. vi. Competition among groups. b. Selective Incentives. i. Material incentives. 1. People will only join selective material incentives if you provide them with goods ($)- Mancur Olson. ii. Freeriders. c. Entrepreneur Interest Groups. i. Material. ii. Purposive. R. Salisbury. iii. Solidarity. 5. The Iron Triangle. Executive Agencies Interest Groups Congressional Committee o Iron reference: excludes everyone else; no competition from other interest groups. o Populists: X not a fan 6. Issue Networks. Executive Agencies College Congressional Committee Interest Groups Interest Groups Interest Groups Think Tank o Groups of entities that share a common interest. o Populists: Yes a fan. Test Questions: should know th - 15thmendment: newly free males granted the right to vote. - 19 Amendment: states cannot deny the right to vote for women.


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