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CO-OPTATION
the "capturing" of a stable institution by members of an interst group. in effect, state power comes to be exercised by the members of the private interests
DISCRETION
the power to make decisions based on an official's personal judgement rather than specific requirements in law. the freedom to decide ore make choices
FRAGMENTATION
division of power among separately elected executive officers. a plural executive is a fragmented executive
IRON TRIANGLES
working coalition between administrative agencies, clientele interest groups, and legislative committees that share a common interest in seeing either the implementation of the defeat of certain policies and proposals
PLURAL EXECUTIVE
an executive branch with power divided among several independent officers and a weak chief executive
TEXAS REGISTER
the official publication of the state that gives the public notice of proposed actions and adopted policies of executive branch agencies
UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION
an organization created by interest groups to promote common goals. A number of interest groups may choose to coordinate their efforts to influence government when they share the same policy goal. The organization may be temporary or permanent.