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1

What theory sees power as dispersed among many different centers of power?

Pluralism

2

James Madison wrote in Federalist # _______ about the dangers of factions.

#10

3

PACs blossomed into prominence as a result of the _______________________.

(name of the legislation)

Federal Election Campaign Act 1974
FECA

4

(T/F) The “free rider” problem refers to the ability of non-members to enjoy the same benefits of members.

True

5

We discussed 5 types of resources that interest groups use to influence public policy. Name one.

information
money
jobs
votes
protest

6

(T/F) Political Scientist Schattshneider argued that political parties served a good purpose in American politics because they perform some of the same functions as interest groups but that they allow for cross-cutting of cleavages and for intra-party compromise and coalitions

True

7

To overcome the free rider program, groups...

provide selective benefits

8

Which of the following is NOT an activity in which interest groups frequently engage?

Starting their own political party

9

Following the Citizens United decision in 2010, electoral spending by interest groups and Super PACs...

Increased dramatically

10

Any organization that seeks to influence public policy

Interest groups

11

comprises the policy-making relationship among the congressional committees, the bureaucracy, and interest groups.

Iron triangle

12

stands for "Political Action Committee", they are a group that spends money on elections, but is not run by a party or individual candidate

PACs

13

a person who obtains something without effort or cost.

free rider

14

the act of attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of officials in their daily life, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies.

lobbying

15

an organization of people with shared policy goals entering the policy process at several points to try to achieve those goals.

Interest Group Liberalism