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AP Govt CPHS Chap 16

AP Govt. CPHS Chap. 16

Social Capital The myriad relationships that individuals enjoy that facilitate the resolution of community problems through collective action.
Civic Virtue The tendency to form small-scale associations for the public good.
Interest Groups Organized groups that try to influence public policy.
Disturbance Theory Political scientist David B. Truman's theory that interest groups form in part to counteract the efforts of other groups.
Public Interest Groups Organizations that seek a collective good that will not selectively and materially benefit group members.
Economic Interest Group A group with the primary purpose of promoting the financial interests of its members.
Political Action Committees (PACs) Federally mandated, offically registrered fund-raising committees that represent interest groups in the political process.
Lobbyist Interest group representative who seeks to influence legislation that will benefit his or her organization through political persuasion.
Trade Association A group that represents a specific industry.
Lobbying The activities of a group or organization that seeks to influence legislation and persuade political leaders to support the group's position.
Patrons Persons who finance groups.
Collective Good Something of value that cannot be withheld from a nonmember of a group, for example, a tax write-off or a better environment.
Free Rider Problem Potential members fail to join a group because they can get the benefit, or collective good, sought by the group without contributing the effort.
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