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-The Free rider problem is a difficulty faced by interest groups that lobby for a public good -According to the pluralist theory of American democracy, politics is a contest among various. Interest groups -Pluralists maintain that the influence of interest groups on government is not undemocratic, because Individuals interests are indirectly represented in the policy making process through these groups. -True or false, interest groups are often policy specialists? True -The American Civil Liberties Union is an example of a. Public Interest Group -Trade organizations. Usually support policies that benefit specific industries -The American Medical Association and the American Political Science Association are examples of Professional interest groups -Which of the following is a direct lobbying technique used by interest groups to influence public policy? Providing expertise and research results for legislators

-Federal laws governing campaign financing have allowed corporations, labor unions, and special interest groups to raise funds and make campaign contributions through Political action committees -Which of the following is an indirect technique used to influence public policy: Mobilizing constitutes -It has become increasingly common for those who leave positions with the federal government to become lobbyists or consultants for the private interest groups they helped to regulate. This is referred to as the Revolving Door syndrome. -The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995: Requires lobbyists to report their clients, the issues on which they lobbied, and the agency or chamber of congress they contacted -The Federalist Party: Argued against ratification of the Constitution -The First Republican president was Abraham Lincoln

-The United States has a two-party system. This means that: Two major parties dominate national politics -Which of the following statements is not accurate? The Electoral College system provides a third-party candidate with a strong incentive...
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