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Chapter 7

  1. 1. Chapter 7: Interest Groups A More Perfect Union 1/e
  2. 2. Interest Groups• The Value of Interest Groups – Interest Groups and Civic Participation – Pluralist Theory vs. Elite Theory – Key Functions of Interest Groups – The Downsides of Interest Groups ©2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2
  3. 3. Interest Groups• Who Joins Interest Groups, and Why? – Patterns of Membership • Interest Group Participation Based on Occupation • Interest Group Participation and Social Class • Interest Group Participation and Education – Motivations for Joining Interest Groups • Solidary Incentives • Purposive Incentives • Economic Incentives ©2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 3
  4. 4. Interest Groups• How Interest Groups Succeed – Organizational Resources • How Membership Affects Success • How Financial Resources Affect Success – Organizational Environment • Leadership • Opposition ©2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 4
  5. 5. Interest Groups• Types of Interest Groups – Economic Interest Groups • Corporate and Business Interests • Labor Interests • Agricultural Interests • Trade and Professional Interests ©2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 5
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  7. 7. Interest Groups• Types of Interest Groups (continued) – Public and Ideological Interest Groups • Consumer Interests • Environmental Interests • Religious Interests – Foreign Interest Groups • Foreign Governments • International Corporations ©2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 7
  8. 8. Interest Groups• Interest Group Strategies – Direct Strategies to Advance Interests • Lobbying, Issue Networks, and Iron Triangles • Litigation by Interest Groups • Providing Information and Expert Testimony – Indirect Strategies to Advance Interests • Public Outreach • Electioneering• Influence of Political Action Committees ©2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 8
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