Poli Sci 215 Chapter 7 Vocab ? Boycott: A form of pressure or protest ? an organized refusal to purchase a particular product or deal with a particular business. ? Climate Control: The use of public relations techniques to create favorable public opinion toward an interest group, industry, or corporation. ? Direct Technique: An interest group activity that involves interaction with government officials to further the group?s goals. ? Free Rider Problem: The difficulty interest groups face in recruiting members when the benefits they achieve can be gained without joining the group. ? Indirect Technique: A strategy employed by interest groups that uses third parties to influence government officials. ? Interest Group: An organized group of individuals sharing common objectives who actively attempt to influence policy markers. ? Labor Movement: Generally, the economic and political expression of working-class interests; politically, the organization of working-class interests. ? Latent Interests: Public-policy interests that are not recognized or addressed by a group at a particular time. ? Lobbyist: An organization or individual who attempts to influence legislation and the administrative decisions of government. ? Material Incentive: A reason or motive having to do with economic benefits or opportunities. ? Public Interest: The best interests of the overall community; the national good, rather than the narrow interests of a particular group. ? Purposive Incentive: A reason for supporting or participating in the activities of a group that is based on agreement with the goals of the group. For example, someone with a strong interest in human rights might have a purposive incentive to join Amnesty International. ? Service Sector: The sector of the economy that provides services ? such as health care, banking, and education ? in contrast to the sector that produces goods. ? Social Movement: A movement that represents the demands of a large segment of the public for political, economic, or social change. ? Solidary Incentive: A reason or motive having to do with the desire to associate with others and to share with others a particular interest or hobby.
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