Interest Groups and Lobbyists
Please watch the following video: (Also, pages 340-354 have this info!!)
Then analyze the impact of interest groups and lobbyist in by answering the following questions:
- Whom do they benefit and how do they affect our society?
- What incentives do interest groups offer to get individuals to join the group, and what strategies do interest groups use in their attempts to gain favorable policy. To answer this question please research two interest groups:
Go to the Web sites of two interest groups with related interests and identify the incentives they each offer individuals to join.
Compare and contrast the competing interests of the two groups.
Include the exact Web link and citation information for the page(s) where the incentive information is located in your reference list and parenthetical references.
- Analyze the overall effect of interest groups on democracy. How do they further the pluralistic or the elite interest? Is this a benefit or an obstacle to democracy?
Your essay should be between 500 and 600 words, double-spaced and in APA format, with parenthetical citations and a Reference List. A cover page is not necessary.