Essays Tagged: "interest groups"

How the internet has influenced our view of television

some of which is useful, some of which simply takes up space; the problem that many researchers and interest groups face is making sense of the whole thing. What effects does the internet have on peop ... rk' for example. This not only increases the amount of television one watches (i.e. they don't miss interesting shows they would otherwise not know about), but most likely enhances the experience of w ...

(9 pages) 198 1 4.7 Apr/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Problems of nation building in Malawi

rly 1920's onwards a new political awareness became apparent. The so-called 'Native Associations' - interest groups geared towards articulating African public opinion - continually focused on issues s ...

(4 pages) 93 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

There is a cure. Essay on Censorship

e number of censorship cases in the school systems across Americareached a new high because certain interest groups feel they know what is best for students tothink. The censorship of academic materia ... be taught objectively in order for them to make unbiased decisions. Thatis why it is in the public interest for publishers and librarians to make available the widest diversityof views and expression ...

(4 pages) 91 0 3.5 Apr/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The Impact on Interest Groups on Twentieth Century American Government

(Page: 1)Interest Group is defined as 'an organized body of individuals who tryto influence public policy.' T ... n organized body of individuals who tryto influence public policy.' This system is designed so that interest groupswould be an instrument of public influence on politics to create changes, butwould no ... vernment much. Whether this is still the case or notis an important question that we must find out. Interest groups play manydifferent roles in the American political system, such as representation,pa ...

(4 pages) 244 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Political Parties

ical parties have become increasingly unpopular and havelost a great amount of power because of it. Interest groups are slowlypicking up where parties left behind and are becoming more and moreimporta ... ed candidates and strong opinions on issues. Thesevoters will not be deterred from their civic duty.Interest groups are also influential in getting citizens to vote, butonly if they're voting for a ca ...

(5 pages) 124 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Governmental Process Interest Groups David B. Truman Information and ideas about Interest Groups

The Governmental ProcessInterest GroupsDavid B. TrumanInterest groups are characterized by shared attitudes. This allows suc ... allows such groups "frames of reference for interpreting and evaluating events and behaviors." Some interest groups feel neglected by government. At the same time, there is a concern that too much emp ... same information. We are first individuals. Truman uses our political parties as an example of this.Interest groups have been around for a long time. Some are loosely formed while others are highly or ...

(1 pages) 107 1 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Interview of a Campaign Worker Prepared by: Puppetmaster For: American Government

Interview of a Campaign WorkerThroughout history, citizens have proved that through interest groups, particularly political parties, they can collectively influence the government, whe ... ate. Appeals by direct mail is a way to raise funds by sending letters to party members who show an interest in their campaign and might have donated money in the past. The fund raising events are wha ... ir campaign geographically, socially, and religiously. It also allows the candidate to perceive the interests of the citizens and what issues concern them most. When this is obtained, a candidate can ...

(4 pages) 277 4 4.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The Legislative Process.

st understand that a bill is actually started when an idea for gain and or profit for big business, interest groups, constituents, and Congressman/Congresswoman political advancement are thought of. S ... lly done to seek and show wide support for the legislation. Representatives may also seek help from interest groups to influence other members in the House to cosponsor the legislation or give their s ...

(22 pages) 239 0 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Paternalism in the USA and Johhn Stuart Mills.

s states intervene into the lives of others for their own good. These paternalists advance people's interests such as life, health, and safety at the expense of their liberty. John Stuart Mills was a ... sm has become customary law today in most societies, but is still a topic of extreme debate by many interest groups and political writers of the new millennium. Many paternalistic laws are very widely ...

(12 pages) 192 2 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Cold War. Who was responsible for the failure of meaningful nuclear arms talks? Referenced directly to Ronald E. Powaski book "March to Armageddon"

ican relations allowed the arms race to escalate. Right wing officials with militant aims, specific interest groups that had something to gain and the competition of the armed services with each other ... ssures to not give the Soviets any leniency, which came from inside the government, and by specific interest groups that were highly organized and effective at attacking the opponents of their proposa ...

(5 pages) 74 1 3.6 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Gideon's Trumpet to discuss the various powers in the US Government.

teractions between many political actors: ordinary citizens, lawyers, Supreme Court, the states and interest groups. Through exploring the story it is possible to understand the different powers each ... e factors in deciding whether a lawyer is powerful or not.The third important actor in the story is interest groups. One main interest group in this story was the American Civil Liberties Union. They ...

(10 pages) 84 0 4.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

In a Democracy.

absolute with these candidates. Politicians will side with the NRA, FDA EPA, Pro-life activists or interest groups who support education reform and promise to implement their policies in order to get ... rt education reform and promise to implement their policies in order to get their votes. What these interests groups don't realize is that most of the time, politicians are merely telling them what th ...

(2 pages) 60 0 3.8 Jul/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Media, short essay but good

ningful agenda-setting, platforms for advocacy by politicians and spokespersons of other causes and interest groups, dialogue across a diverse range of views, mechanism for holding officials accountab ... c values. There was also Division between the media elites and ordinary people. There was a lack of interest among audience members and there were constraints imposed by the political and social world ...

(14 pages) 341 0 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Internet News A Media Study

some of which is useful, some of which simply takes up space; the problem that many researchers and interest groups face is making sense of the whole thing. What effects does the Internet have on peop ... no new updates, the on-line sites seemed to adequately compensate for this by sparking the reader's interest in related or background information. For example, not only has a new post eve ...

(11 pages) 157 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Interest Groups in Canada

Interest group representation in Canada identifies society's influence on the governing body and the ... on the governing body and the policies decided upon in the legislative setting. The composition of interest groups has evolved over time and has lead to study of three distinct approaches to the powe ... f three distinct approaches to the power the representational groups have. The growth and change of interests in the Canadian state are dependent upon the structure between societal and government val ...

(10 pages) 101 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

'Interest Groups In The Policy Process'

process in Australian and indeed most modern governed societies are determined by the dominance of interests/pressure groups. The term interest/pressure group is used to describe groups that try to i ... al in changing policy, and as such over time and experience people have come together to form these interest groups to obtain a common goal. ' In modern industrial societies, one individual is not lik ...

(5 pages) 193 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Globalisation: What implications for Democratic Decision Making?

t affecting the role of government actors in the policy process. The roles of all policy players -- interest groups, the media, citizens -- are changing in the face of internationalisation. There has ... argument for national unity -- that when national governments speak with one voice, the collective interests of state governments will be maximised -- as was used in Canada, with respect to the debat ...

(9 pages) 207 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

"Why was Mussolini able to get to power in 1922?"

tem remained stable, mainly because Giovanni Giolitti, the prime minister, cleverly manipulated the interest groups at the heart of government to transform them into a workable majority. This strategy ... mo". It was only following the First World War that it became increasingly possible for these small interest groups to gain influence.Italy did not join the war until May 1915 and then only because of ...

(6 pages) 85 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Modern perspective of American government and politics.

rns, all levels of government are constantly under pressure and must improvise accordingly. Indeed, interest groups, public opinion, and political parties are just some of the profound influences upon ... e city, state, or country. On the downside, a government's constituents also possess their own self-interests and egoistical motives which hinder the progress of governmental endeavors. Government off ...

(6 pages) 169 1 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

'Major lobbying campaigns typically involve a combination of personal visits, issue analysis, political contributions, grass roots appeals, and public information campaigns.' (Lehne 2001).

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF INTEREST GROUPSAn interest group is an organised group of individuals sharing common objectives who ... nce policymakers in all three branches of the government and at all levels. There are five types of interest group in America today; economic, public interest, attitudinal, sectional and intergovernme ... rnment for redress of grievances'. Hence giving Americans the constitutional right to form and join interest groups.Today lobbying refers to all of the attempts by organisations or individuals to infl ...

(9 pages) 145 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History