Week #9 Discussion: Interest Groups

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ACTION: Respond to both questions below

INTEREST GROUPS

Interest groups have long been central to American politics. Interest groups are voluntary groups of people who share a common goal or belief and hope to influence the government. Some groups focus on a single goal while others have a broad range of objectives.

1. What are the functions the interest groups in the American Political System? Of the functions mentioned, which is most important or has had the greatest impact for its members?

2. Select one of the Interest Groups mentioned in this chapter (or a national group you know) that has been effective in accomplishing one of the goals of interest groups. Which actions by the selected group have demonstrated its effectiveness? Previous or historical evidence can be presented in your post.


Viewing the websites of groups may be required for your response.:

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School: Boston College

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Running Head: INTEREST GROUPS

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Interest Groups
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ROLES PLAYED BY VARIOUS INTEREST GROUPS

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Interest groups are organizations that share a set of goals and objectives with a common
interest, so they work together in protecting and promoting their interests by influencing the
government. They vary in aims, tactics and even sizes. There are two broad categories of interest
groups; these are the economic interest groups and the non-economic interest groups.
Economic interest groups are those who seek economic advantage for their members and
are the most common types of interest groups. They include business groups, labor unions,
agricultural groups, professional associations, and food and drugs administration groups.
Business groups work to promote the interests of private companies and other corporations by
mainly seeking tax cuts, regulatory changes, and pro-business benefits. Labor unions on the ot...

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