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Social Capital
Relationships that facilitate the resolution of community problems through collective action
Interest group
An organized group that tries to influence public policy
3 Kinds of Interest groups
Economic interest groups
Public interest groups
Government Units
economic interest groups
primary purpose of promoting the economic interests of its members
public interest group
seeks a collective good that will not selectively and materially benefit the members
Government Units
Lobby the federal government or charitable foundations for money towards state and local programs.
Lobbyists
Interest group representatives who seek to influence legislation for the benefit of their organization.
American Federation of Labor
a federation of skilled craft and trade unions formed to improve wages and working conditions, shorten working hours, abolish child labor, and provide for collective bargaining