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Voting and Interest Groups

Quiz by Rachel Murat

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  • Q1
    an individual's stance on a given issue, policy, or person is more likely to be strictly defined by their identification with a particular political party or the division between the two parties
    party polarization
  • Q2
    voters decide what the government will do in the near future by choosing a certain political party with distinct stances on issues.
    prospective voter
  • Q3
    voting made after taking into consideration factors like the performance of a political party, an officeholder, and/or the administration.
    retrospective voter
  • Q4
    those for which there is a range of possible options or choices (not just two sides)
    spatial issues
  • Q5
    issues that most voters will support a higher level of (government transparency for example)
    valance issues
  • Q6
    Groups of individuals try to maximize their interests
    pluralist theory
  • Q7
    small minority, consisting of members of the policy-planning networks, holds the most power and that this power is independent of a state's democratic elections process.
    elite theory
  • Q8
    any association of individuals or organizations, usually formally organized, that, on the basis of one or more shared concerns, attempts to influence public policy in its favor
    interest group
  • Q9
    seek to influence (a politician or public official) on an issue.
  • Q10
    people take advantage of being able to use a common resource, or collective good, or benefit from something they didn't contribute to or work towards
    Free rider problem
  • Q11
    Selective benefits of group membership that emphasize the purpose and accomplishments of the group
    purposive incentives
  • Q12
    special goods, services, or money provided to members of groups to entice others to join
    material benefit
  • Q13
    selective benefits of group membership that emphasize friendship, networking, and consciousness-raising
    solidary benefit
  • Q14
    an alliance of various interest groups and individuals who unite in order to promote a single issue in government policy
    issue network
  • Q15
    comprises the policy-making relationship among the congressional committees, the bureaucracy, and interest groups
    iron triangle

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