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The process by which new issues are brought into the political limelight

Agenda building

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Lobbying organization built around policy concerns unrelated to members vocational interests

Citizen groups

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The banding together of several interest groups for the purpose of lobbying

Coalition building

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Attempts to influence a legislators vote through personal contact with the legislator

Direct lobbying

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The situation in which people benefit from the activities of an organization but do not contribute to those activities

Free rider problem

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Lobbying activities preformed by rank and file interest group members and would be members

Grassroots lobbying

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An organized effort to gain public backing by bringing a groups views to public attention

Information campaign

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An organized group of individuals that seek to influence public policy. Also called lobby

Interest group

9

An interest group organizer or leader

Interest group entrepreneur

10

Called interest groups

Lobby

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A representative of an interest group

Lobbyist

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an organization that pools campaign contributions from group members and donates those funds to candidates for political office

Political action committee PAC

13

Keep track of government programs; usually done by interest groups

Program monitoring

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An organization that represents firms within a particular industry

Trade association

15

James Madison warned of the dangers of factions

Federalist no. 10

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Interest groups represent their constitutions before government

Representation

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They facilitate people's participation in politics

Participation

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Efforts made by interest groups help to educate their members, the public at large, and government officials

Education

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Pluralist see interest groups naturally forming when people are adversely affected by a disturbance

Disturbance theory

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It drawback: cost and low rate of return

direct mail

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Unmistakable as some sectors of society are much better represented than others

Membership bias