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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 1400
Professor
Troy Riddell
Semester
Fall

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POLSfinalreviewWeek56CivilSocietyandInterestGroupsInterestGroupsPossibleEssayOrganizationswhichhavesomeautonomyfromgovernmentorpoliticalpartiesandtrytoinfluencepublicpolicyexpresspreferenceswepreferprovidemoreinformationthanpoliticalpartiesespeciallyduringelectionsfunctionalrepresentationtheyaremoreconcernedwiththeinterestandnotaregionorterritoryDifferencebetweenpoliticalpartiesandinterestgroupsCharacteristicsofInterestGroupshaveformalstructuregivesthemcontinuityandpowertolookoverimportantmattersThismakesitmorepossibleforthemtohavesitdowninteractionwiththegovtInterestgroupsarticulateinterestsmorevocalthanpoliticalpartiesbecausepoliticalpartiesneedtoapplytoeveryonewhileinterestgroupstakeafewmainpointsandfocusonthemTheyattempttoactwithinthepoliticalsystemtoinfluencepolicyThemostsuccessfulaspectofinterestgroupsisthattheyfocustheiractionsdirectlytowardsthegovernmentTrytoinfluencepowerratherthanexerciseitThusiswhatmakeinterestgroupslesspowerfulthanpoliticalpartiesbecausetheycannotexercisetheirpowersomethingwhichpoliticalpartiesdoOverthenextfewyearsinterestgroupswillhavemorepowerduetomoremoneyandmembershipsfromsubsidiesfromthegovernmentAlexisdeTocquevillemovingtoNorthAmericafromFrancehefelttherewasahugedeclineinsocialnetworkingandsocialcapitalismpeopledidnotvotereadnewspapersetcBelievedinterestgroupswereimportantinmaintainingahealthysocietyTypesofInterestGroupsCommunalbornintomembershipfamilyethnicityAssociationalpragmaticmembershipcommoninterestsinCanadatheretwotypesEconomicandnonEconomicEconomiclabourpeoplewhobelongtoalabourunionareineconomicinterestgroupsHasmanymembersandispowerfulbecauseoftheamountofmembersAgricultureFarmersbelongtounionssothattheyarenotunderpaidBusinessMostinfluentialinterestgroupsexCanadianChamberofCommerceTheyarebyfartherichestandhavethemostresourcesGovthelpsagricultureandlabourgroupsbutnotbusinessgroupsbecausetheyhavesomuchmoneyBusinessgroupsactuallyhelpthegovtandinfluencethemmorebecausetheyhavemoneyNonEconomicsmallermorefocusedongettingmoneyforsupportTheyraiseawarenessthroughfundraisingbutdonotinfluencegovtissuesbasedexGreenPeacereligionethnicityexAborigjnalsHierarchyofoppressionfeministgroupsthinkcertainactsofoppressionsuchasrapeshouldbeseenasworsethanothersStrategieslobbyingPublicopinionreliesontheopinionsofpeopleNOTininterestgroupsTheydothisthroughmediatoensurethatgovtandpublicareontheirtoesaboutissuesThismakesthemthemediatorsAlsousesurveysJudicialactionisalastresortByusingcourtstoresolveproblemsitisafinalanswerunchangeableSuccessfactorsOrganizationallowsthemtobeviewedasarespectablegroupwhenconfrontinggovtwithissuesResourcesinterestgroupshavelotsofmoneyandthereforelotsofpowerElectoralinfluenceInterestgroupsraiseawarenessforcertainsocialissuesduringelectionsinattemptstotryandswingvotesBiggestexampleistheenvironmentalinterestgroupsCapabilitytoinflictdamageontheeconomySafetyintheshadowSomegroupsaremoresuccessfulbehindcloseddoorsmakingdecisionsGroupcohesiontogetherwestanddividedwefallGroupsbelievethatthebiggertheinterestgroupthemoreeffectivesotheymergegroupsProblemgroupsthatbecomebiggerhaveahardertimewiththehierarchyofoppressionDifferentLevelsofInterestGroupsCustomaryYoucantjustjointheseinterestgroupsmustbeofcertainreligionethnicityetcInstitutionalMilitarychurchesProtectiveLookafteryourmaterialisticneedsExBenefitssalaryEmploymentinsuranceIntheformofunionsPromotionalNonmaterialisticmatterssuchasissuesinsocietyPluralistvsCorporatismPluraliststatesaredisorganizedbuthavefewlawsrestrictinginterestgroupsVerycapitalistduetolotsoffreedom
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