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GOVERNMENT CHAPTER 9 INTEREST GROUPS. THE NATURE OF INTEREST GROUPS POSITIVE POSITIVE HELP TO STIMULATE INTEREST IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS HELP TO STIMULATE INTEREST.

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1 GOVERNMENT CHAPTER 9 INTEREST GROUPS

2 THE NATURE OF INTEREST GROUPS POSITIVE POSITIVE HELP TO STIMULATE INTEREST IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS HELP TO STIMULATE INTEREST IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS ARE BASED ON SHARED VALUES, NOT GEOGRAPHY ARE BASED ON SHARED VALUES, NOT GEOGRAPHY PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE GOVERNMENT KEEP TABS ON THE GOVERNMENT KEEP TABS ON THE GOVERNMENT CAN LIMIT EACH OTHER CAN LIMIT EACH OTHER

3 THE NATURE OF INTEREST GROUPS NEGATIVE NEGATIVE CAN HAVE MORE INFLUENCE THAN THEY DESERVE CAN HAVE MORE INFLUENCE THAN THEY DESERVE DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT SOME DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF ALL THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM THEY CLAIM SOME DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF ALL THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM THEY CLAIM SOME ENGAGE IN DISHONEST BEHAVIOR SOME ENGAGE IN DISHONEST BEHAVIOR

4 GOALS OF INTEREST GROUPS GIVES THE PUBLIC INFORMATION THAT THEY WANT THEM TO HAVE GIVES THE PUBLIC INFORMATION THAT THEY WANT THEM TO HAVE BUILD A POSITIVE SELF IMAGE OF THE GROUP BUILD A POSITIVE SELF IMAGE OF THE GROUP PROMOTE A PARTICULAR PUBLIC POLICY PROMOTE A PARTICULAR PUBLIC POLICY

5 TYPES OF INTEREST GROUPS BUSINESS-NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURING BUSINESS-NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURING LABOR-AFL-CIO LABOR-AFL-CIO AGRICULTURAL-GRANGE AGRICULTURAL-GRANGE PROFESSIONAL-AMA; NEA PROFESSIONAL-AMA; NEA SOCIAL PROGRAMS-NAACP SOCIAL PROGRAMS-NAACP RELIGIOUS-NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES RELIGIOUS-NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES PUBLIC INTEREST-MADD PUBLIC INTEREST-MADD

6 INTERERST GROUPS AT WORK TECHNIQUES USED BY INTEREST GROUPS PROPAGANDA P.A.C. LOBBYING-BRINGING PRESSURE TO ALL LEVELS OF PUBLIC POLICY MAKING GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS

7 FORMS OF CIVIC PARTICIPATION: WRITING A PRESS RELEASE WRITING A PRESS RELEASE WRITING A LETTER TO THE EDITOR WRITING A LETTER TO THE EDITOR COMMUNICATING WITH A PUBLIC OFFICIAL COMMUNICATING WITH A PUBLIC OFFICIAL ORGANIZING A LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN ORGANIZING A LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN TESTIFYING BEFORE A PUBLIC BODY CREATING AN ISSUE AD OR WEB SITE GIVING A SPEECH OR AN INTERVIEW WRITING AND CIRCULATING A PETITION CREATING AND CONDUCTING AN OPINION SURVEY

8 FORMS OF CIVIC PARTICIPATION JOINING A CAMPAIGN OR/AND INTEREST GROUP ORGANIZE A FUNDRAISER SPONSORING A BALLOT INITIATIVE OR REFERENDUM ORGANIZING A PROTEST OR BOYCOTT RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE STARTING AN INTEREST GROUP

9 MAKING PUBLIC POLICY PUBLIC POLICY REFERS TO GOVERNMENT ACTIONS OR PROGRAMS TO ACHIEVE CERTAIN GOALS THE DYNAMICS OF POLICY MAKING 1. ISSUE IDENTIFICATION 2. AGENDA SETTING 3. POLICY FORMULATION 4. ADOPTION 5. IMPLEMENTATION 6. EVALUATION


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