Interest Groups

Interest Group Project

This is a quick project to help you understand Interest Groups.  You are to select four interest groups and answer the following questions: date of origin, purpose of group, number of members, member requirements, benefits offered to members.  Also briefly discuss a recent press release from the group or find a recent article from a news source related to the group.  Upon completion, email your findings to lwaddell@tempeunion.org

To assist in your knowledge of Interest Groups, here is a quick reading that will help.

Interest Group Reading Part 2

Interest Group Reading

Please read the following article and answer the questions. Please submit your answers to lwaddell@tempeunion.org.

Interest Groups and the American Political System

1. What is the relationship between a system of government and the behavior of groups?
2. Mark Rozell and Clyde Wilcox note several factors which contribute to the important role played by interest groups in American politics. What are those factors and what is their role?
3. Discuss the single-member district system according to Rozell and Wilcox.

Interest Groups Project

This is a quick project to help you understand Interest Groups.  You are to select five interest groups and answer the following questions: date of origin, purpose of group, number of members, member requirements, benefits offered to members.  Also briefly discuss a recent press release from the group or find a recent article from a news source related to the group.

To assist in your knowledge of Interest Groups, here is a quick reading that will help.

Interest Group Reading Part 2