18 notecards = 5 pages (4 cards per page)
A group of like-minded individuals who organize, fund-raise, and lobby to have an impact on political opinion.
the belief that in liberal democracies, there should be groups with diverse ideas and economic stances. this also keeps one group or party from dominating.
the direct participation of interest groups in the government.
Japan's ministry of economy, trade, and industry
japan's national legislature
using tax dollars to fund something such as election campaign expenses.
political action committee- US interest groups set up to contribute money to election campaigns
campaign contributions to parties and issue groups so as to skirt federal limits on contributions to candidates.
interest association devoted to one cause
American Federation of Labor- Congress of Industrial Organizations; largest US federal union.
National Association of Manufacturers; a major federation of us industrial executives.
combination of incone and prestige criteria in the ranking of groups
long term friendly connection of interest groups to officials
interest group efforts to persuade legislators
lawsuit on behalf of a group
statement to a court by persons not party to a case
risky mortgage made unqualified borrower
corruption made public