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Running head: INTEREST GROUPS 1 Interest Groups Institution Affiliation Date 2 INTEREST GROUPS Interest Groups An interest group refers to a group of people whose aim is to influence the public policy based on a specific common interest. The group works together so that they can change the way the government carries out its mandate. Some of the roles of interest groups include; educating the public, building agendas, acting as the government watchdog and providing a platform for participating in politics. Interest groups usually use several tactics to achieve their goal. The tactics used are; lobbying, litigation, campaigns and political action committees (Berry, 2015). Interest groups play a role in the government in that they influence the policies that have been put in place. 3 INTEREST GROUPS References Berry, J. M. (2015). Lobbying for the people: The political behavior of ...
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