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Quiz 12 :

Groups and Interests

Quiz 12 :

Groups and Interests

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Today, due to federal rule-making guidelines established over the twentieth century, few federal agencies would implement a new rule without:
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How do interest groups differ from political action committees (PACs)?
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The formation of many interest groups in the 1930s came about because of:
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In 2018, media reports had it that USTelecom, a lobbying group that represents major telecommunications conglomerates, had asked federal regulators to stop enforcing rules that allowed smaller Internet service providers to purchase access to their old copper-wire networks at what regulators deemed "reasonable" rates.The smaller companies, however, lobbied to keep the rules in place.How typical is such inter-industry lobbying competition in the United States?
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James Madison argued that organized interests would have less opportunity to dominate the political process if the nation:
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One clear indicator of the proliferation of interest-group activity in modern America is the enormous number of _______________, which are legal entities through which interest groups spend money to influence elections.
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Interest groups tend to primarily concern themselves with:
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Despite working in different sectors of the economy, interest groups including the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) as well as the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have in common the fact that They are _______________.
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Interest-group politics in the United States has a pronounced upper-class bias because:
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Over several decades, health advocacy and medical interests that wanted to slow or stop the prevalence of tobacco smoking in the United States used a process mandated under the Federal Administrative Procedure Act of 1947 to undercut the power of tobacco companies and growers and influence federal policy change.Known as the notice-and-comment rule, the mandate allowed interest groups, including groups opposed to tobacco smoking, to:
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In some foreign states, including developed European democracies, interest groups' relations with government tend to be more formalized than in the United States, and are often called "corporatist" by political scientists.By contrast, thousands of American interest groups vie for attention as best they can, often competing against one another, with the idea being that this will help produce the best policies through balance and compromise.The idea behind this idea is called:
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Which term describes the strategy of obtaining political influence by gaining access to key decision makers in government, or using the courts to exercise influence?
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For many years before the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal nationally with its 2015 decision in the case of Obergefell v.Hodges, several gay and lesbian rights group had filed or been closely involved in lawsuits over same-sex marriage bans, and engaged in advertising and social media campaigns in support of legalization.Before the case at hand, for example, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) group had not only filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the plaintiff (who was an HRC member), but had spearheaded a grassroots social media campaign in which users changed their photos to a red version of group's logo, which depicts an equals sign. In so doing, the HRC can be said to have engaged, overall, in _____________, as a means of exercising influence in government and policymaking.
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A strategy that launches a media campaign to build popular support is called:
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If you join the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) now, the mailing reads, you will receive this free bag, perfect for the traveling you can do more of with member lodging discounts.Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association (NRA) will offer free accidental death and dismemberment insurance if you join today.Both will send you a members-only magazine. Why do the AARP and the NRA, like many other interest groups, offer such benefits and gifts?
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The use of insider strategies in lobbying, which involve working with traditional government institutions, requires:
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According to Madison, how would what he called the "violence of faction," which includes what Americans now refer to as interest groups or special interests, be best controlled?
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The seemingly eternal problem of "revolving-door politics," which refers to the frequent rotation of elected officials and agency administrators and staff into lobbying jobs, is driven by:
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After the president signs a piece of legislation into law, why do interest groups not stop working with the executive branch?
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An interest group is defined as an organized group of individuals or organizations that:
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