Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Chapter 10 Part II

Terms to Define

  • potential group
  • actual group
  • free-rider problem
  • selective benefits
  • single-issue group
  • lobbying
  • electioneering
  • political action committees (PACs)
  • amicus briefs


Why do certain types of interest groups have an easier time recruiting potential group members to become actual group members?

Why does the free rider problem exist, and what have certain groups done to overcome it?

What, in your opinion, is the greatest contributor to the influence of an interest group--size, intensity, or money?  Why?

Do PACs hinder or help the political process?  

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