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17 Cards in this Set

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Collective Goods-
benefits, sought by groups, that are broadly available and cannot be denied to nonmembers
Free Riders-
those who enjoy the benefits of collective goods but did not participate in acquiring them
Grassroots Mobilization-
campaign in which a group mobilizes its membership to contact government officials in support of the group’s position
Informational Benefits-
special newsletters, periodicals, training programs, conferences, and other information provided to members of groups to entice others to join
Institutional Advertising-
advertising designed to create a positive image of an organization
Interest Group-
individuals who organize to influence the government’s programs and policies
Iron Triangle-
the stable, cooperative relationship that often develops among a congressional committee, an administrative agency, and one or more supportive interest groups
Issue Network-
a loose network of elected leaders, public officials, activists, and interest groups drawn together by a specific policy issue
an attempt by a group to influence the policy process through persuasion of government officials
Material Benefits-
special goods, services, or money provided to members of groups to entice others to join
Membership Association-
an organized group in which members actually play a substantial role, sitting on committees and engaging in group projects
New Politics Movement-
a political movement that began in the 1960s and 1970s, made up of professionals and intellectuals for whom the civil rights and antiwar movements were formative experiences. The New Politics movement strengthened public interest groups
Political Action Committee (PAC)-
a private group that raises and distributes funds for use in election campaigns
Public Interest Groups-
groups that claim they serve the general good rather than only their own particular interest
Purposive Benefits-
selective benefits of group membership that emphasize the purpose and accomplishments of the group
Solidary Benefits-
selective benefits of group membership that emphasize friendship, networking, and consciousness-raising
Staff Organization-
a type of membership group in which a professional staff conducts most of the group’s activities.