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benefit

Any satisfaction that people will enjoy if a policy is adopted.

2

boycott

Any effort to get people to stop buying goods and services from a seller in order to punish or coerce them into changing policies.

3

client politics

Policies from which only a small, identifiable part of society will benefit.

4

cost

Any burden, monetary or nonmonetary, that some people must bear if a policy is adopted.

5

cost argument

The political tactic of highlighting what people will lose if a policy is adopted.

6

deregulation

The reduction or elimination of government controls on an economic activity.

7

entrepreneurial politics

Policies from which a large part of society benefits, but a small, identifiable segment of society sustains substantial costs.

8

here-and-now argument

The political tactic of pointing out that what happens now or in the near future is more important than what happens in the distant future.

9

interest group politics

Policies that gain benefits for some relatively small but identifiable group and impose costs on another small but equally identifiable group.

10

logrolling

Mutual aid among politicians through which legislators support one another’s pet projects.

11

majoritarian politics

Policies that aim to benefit large numbers of people at a cost large numbers of people will have to bear.

12

policy entrepreneurs

Individuals who work on behalf of the unorganized or indifferent majority, finding ways to pull together this legislative majority.

13

political agenda

The issues about which public policy will be made, affected by political attitudes, current events, and government actions.

14

pork barrel projects

Projects that benefit localities as clients. Most are not worthwhile.

15

process regulation

Sometimes called social regulation, it includes rules aimed at improving consumer or worker safety and reducing environmental damage.

16

relative deprivation

The sense of being worse off than one thinks one ought to be.

17

values

People’s conceptions of what is good for the country or for their community.