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public choice
the branch of ecnomics that deals with the application of economic principles and tools to public-sector decision making
median voter model
suggests that candidates in a 2 person political race will move toward matching the prefences of themedian voter
rational ignorance
the state of not acquiring information becuase the costs of acquring the information are greater than the benefits
special interest groups
subets the general popluation that hold(usually) intense prefrences for or against a particular govt service, activity, or policy. often special interst groups gain from public policies that may not be in accord with the interests of the general public
logrolling
the exchange of votes to gain support for legislation
govt bureaucrat
an unelected person who works in a govt bureau and it assigned a special task that relates to a law program passed by the legistation.