The Unelected: The Lobbies
Then analyze the impact of interest groups and lobbyist in by answering the following questions:
1. Whom do they benefit and how do they affect our society? (may be influence by your views on elitism/pluralism)
2. What incentives do interest groups offer to get individuals to join the group, and what strategies do interest groups use in their attempts to gain favorable policy. To answer this question please research two interest groups. Go to the Web sites of two interest groups with related interests and identify the incentives they each offer individuals to join. Compare and contrast the competing interests of the two groups.
3. Analyze the overall effect of interest groups on democracy. How do they further the pluralistic or the elite interest? Is this a benefit or an obstacle to democracy?
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Requirements: 600 words