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Powerpoint of Chapter 13 (The Logic of American Politics)


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11
School:
University Of South Carolina-Columbia
Course:
Poli 201 - American National Govt

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13 Interest Groups The Logic of Lobbying Lobbying appeals from citizens and groups for favorable policies and decisions Transparent logic of lobbying People who want to influence the decisions of government understand the advantages of banding together and asking powerful friends to help them Governments see the positives of lobbying It helps them gain support and provides information both political and technical Modern politics breeds professional lobbyists Madison s Federalist No 10 Factions were a major threat to popular government but without eliminating them would destroy liberty Maintaining First Amendment freedoms means the political system must tolerate factions Contemporary Interest Groups The interest group universe includes approximately 22 000 interest groups and lobbyists Tripled between 1960s and 1990s and doubled between 2000 and 2005 more than 27 000 registered as lobbyists with Congress more than 100 000 Washingtonians work in the lobbying industry Why Have Interest Groups Proliferated The social ferment initiated by the civil rights movement and continued by Reagan era conservative and right to life movements inspired and instructed other organizations that agitated for social change The clientele for groups advocating for social change generally come from the well educated and affluent middle class Technological innovations made it easier for entrepreneurial leaders to establish and maintain organizations with many geographically scattered and socially unconnected members Successful groups inspire opponents The growing scope of federal government activity encouraged the proliferation of organizations in the nonprofit and public sectors Suggestion tax codes sponsorship Various groups form in defense of government programs New policies create constituencies ripe for organization Contemporary Interest Groups Fragmentation and Specialization The expanding interest group universe reflects the fragmentation of old interests and the growing division of



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