Flashcards in Unit 3b Test Deck (75)
Main difference between interest group and party?
Parties run candidates, interest groups influence political process
- percent of Americans belong to interest groups
Most Americans belong to - interest groups
# of interest groups have - since 1970s
Americans - to be interest group members
Interest groups have the right to spend money -, what act?
Unlimited, citizens United case
PACs may contribute - to campaigns, but may also --
Directly, campaign separately
PACs are - source of revenue for most campaigns
PACs have to follow ---, but can spend ---
Campaign contribution limits, unlimited amounts campaigning
Both PACs and 527s represent - interests and policies
Both PACs and 527s may --(--)for campaigns, but can't ---
Run ads, (issue ads, coordinate with campaigns
527s are --, -- organizations
Tax exempt, nonprofit
527s (do not, or do) contribute directly to campaigns
527s have -- FEC regulation
527s have - legal campaigning limits
What are economic interest groups? (4)
Professional groups, labor unions, agricultural groups, business groups
Professional groups are composed of people from -
Economic interest groups are most concerned with - (3)
Wages, prices, profits
Labor unions are - in power. They are involved in --
Declining, grassroots electioneering
Agricultural groups are most worried about -
What are right to work laws?
Open shop, people don't have to join Union, causes free rider problem, closed shop (everyone required to be in Union) is illegal
Largest number of interest groups are - (over -%)
Business groups, over 50%
Largest business group
Chamber of commerce of US
What are consumer and public interests (3)?
Consumer interests, environmental interests, govt reform interests
What are consumer and public interests most concerned with?
Collective goods, free rider problem, foundation grants I
What are equality and justice interests?
What do they mainly use?
Equal rights groups, litigation
What are examples of equal rights groups?
Something of value automatically enjoyed by everyone, can't be without
Free rider problem:
Individual may receive benefits of a good without contributing to cost