Write a 3 to 4-page paper comparing at least two interest groups. Step 1: Research at least two interest groups. Pick one interest group whose agenda you like and one you disagree with to research.
Write a 3 to 4-page paper comparing at least two interest groups
Write a 3 to 4-page paper comparing at least two interest groups.
Research at least two interest groups.
Pick one interest group whose agenda you like and one you disagree with to research. Start by finding the homepage for each interest group on the Internet. Conduct further Web-based research to see what news sources have reported about the two interest groups, what some of their recent activities have been, which politicians they support, which politicians they oppose, and so on.
Organize your findings.
Use the following questions to help you organize the information you find:
What is the main agenda of the groups you researched?
What role has each interest group played in American politics?
How influential are these interest groups?
Why do you like or dislike them?
Was there anything in your findings that surprised you?
Types Of Interests And Interest Groups
Interests and interest groups in all types of political systems can be placed broadly in five categories: economic interests, cause groups, public interests, private and public institutional interests, and non-associational groups and interests.
Economic interest groups are ubiquitous and the most prominent in all countries. There are literally thousands of them with offices in national capitals from London to Ottawa to New Delhi to Canberra. There are several different kinds of economic interests: business groups (e.g., the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the Confederation of British Industry, and the Nestlé Corporation, headquartered in Switzerland and with operations throughout the world), labour groups (e.g., IG Metall in Germany, the Trades Union Congress in the United Kingdom, and the AFL–CIO in the United States), farm groups (e.g., the Irish Farmers’ Association in the republic of Ireland and the American Farm Bureau Federation), and professional groups (e.g., the American Bar Association and the Czech Chamber of Doctors).