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The function of a political party that combines conflicting,disparate views of groups and individuals into policy compromises. Interest Aggregation
A collection of individuals that shares common attitudes and tries to influence government for specific policy goals. Interest Groups
A term that recognizes that many public policies contain consequences for both international relations and domestic politics ( energy and the environment) Intermestic
These binding compacts, enforceable by the federal judiciary, try to manage problems that cross state borders. Interstate compacts
Each State is expected to extend the same courteous treatment to citizens of other states as well as the same legal protections. Interstate privileges and immunities
An informal group consisting of the heads of bureaucratic agencies, members of congressional committees who have an interest in those agencies, and lobbyist for pressure groups. Iron Triangles
Refers to experts and policy specialists temporarily united by common concerns over a particular policy. Issue networks
A traditional U.S foreign policy orientation that calls for nonalignment and neutrality in world affairs. Isolationism
Advocates who argue that the courts frequently must take policy in order to meet pressing social needs and and to help those who are weak economically or politically. judicial Activist
The authority of a court to hear, try, and decide a case. Jurisdiction
The idea that conflicts must be resolvable by the courts. Justiciable
The first major speech at a national nominating convention, whereby the speaker extols the virtues of his or her own party, attacks the opposing party,and rallies the party faithful for the upcoming campaign. Keynote address
An economic doctrine, popular in the 19th and 20th centuries (prior to 1932), that asserted that government should not interfere in the marketplace or unnecessarily regulate big business Laissez-faire economic policy.
Courts created by congress that serve a highly specialized function based upon congressional expressed powers. they are staffed by judges with fixed terms in office (usually 15 year term). Legislative or special courts
A congressional device to curb executive power through the use of a concurrent resolution. The concurrent resolution is not subject to presidential veto. Legislative Veto
Purposeful, malicious, and knowingly false written defamation of an individual's character or reputation. Libel
Created in 1971, this minor party adheres to a mostly unregulated free market economy, legalization of drugs,an ardent defense of civil liberties, Libertarian party
An agency that carries out government programs and provides various kinds of services. Line Agency.
The magazine that in 1936 incorrectly predicted Landon's win over Roosevelt due to unwittingly creating a biased sample through surveys mailed primarily to wealthier classes of voters. Literary digest
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