Elite theorists that the power of interest groups:
a) is derived from their equal access to the government
b) comes mostly from public support
c) is evenly distributed among them
d) reinforces a more democratic government.
e)is held by only a few wealthy groups
e) is held by only a few groups
Smaller interest groups often meet with more success because
E) their members are more active
Citizens concerned about a proposal to redistribute federal funding to public schools would form which of the following groups?
a) Public interest group
b) Economic interest group
d) Consumer interest group
d) Elite interest group
e) Class action group
a) public interest group possibly economic interest group
Lawmakers often rely on lobbyists for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
d to encourage group members to vote for them during reelection
e) for expertise on a certain issue
D) that money is a benifit provided by the federal government
Iron Triangles are composed of
D) the interest group persuades the committee to give funding and to the agency which gives favorable policy.
Proponents of the pluralist theory argue that for the most part, power is evenly distributed amoung interesst groups because
a) the public participates equally in different types of interest groups.
b) all interest groups receive the same amount of federal funds.
c) ech policy area is assigned a limited number of related interest groups.
d) interest groups each get the same attention from politicians
d) competition prevents any one group from becoming more influential.
Which of the following statements accurately describe methods interest groups employ to influence policymaking?
I Class action lawsuits allow interest groups to sue in the name of a larger section of the public.
II Interest groups meet with judges about cases that affect their policy area.
III Interest groups make almost all of their PAC contributions to incumbents rather than challengers
IV Lobbyists use their policy expertise to make themselves indispensable to politicians.
V Interest groups pay committee members to review proposed legislation from a legislative point of view.
Which of the following interest groups has become the most influential in recent years?
D) NRA and AARP
Interest groups differ from political parties in in which of the following ways?
Which of the following causes would most likely be taken up by a single-issue group?