Ap Gov Ch 6

This Is The Vocab For Chapter 6 Of The Ap Government Book
Created Feb 11, 2010
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Faction
A term the founders used to refer to political parties and special interests or interest groups.
Pluralism
A theory of government that holds that open, multiple, and competing groups can check the asserted...
Interest group
A collection of people who share a common interest or attitude and seek to influence government...
Movement
A large body of people interested in a common issue, idea, or concern that is of continuing...
Open shop
A company with a labor agreement under which union membership cannot be required as a condition...
Closed shop
A company with a labor agreement under which union membership can be a condition of employment.
Free rider
An individual who does not to join a group representing his or her interests yet receives the...
Nongovernmental organization (NGO)
A nonprofit association or group operating outside of government that advocates and pursues...
Collective action
How groups form and organize to pursue their goals or objectives, including how to get individuals...
Public choice
Synonymous with “collective action,” it specifically studies how government officials,...
Federal Register
An official document, published every weekday, which lists the new and proposed regulations...
amicus curiae brief
Literally, a “friend of the court” brief, filed by an individual or organization to present...
Lobbyist
A person who is employed by and acts for an organized interest group or corporation to try...
Lobbying
Engaging in activities aimed at influencing public officials, especially legislators, and the...
Revolving door
Employment cycle in which individuals who work for governmental agencies that regulate interests...
Issue network
Relationships among interest groups, congressional committees and subcommittees, and the government...
Political action committee (PAC)
The political arm of an interest group that is legally entitled to raise funds on a voluntary...
Leadership PAC
A PAC formed by an officeholder that collects contributions from individuals and other PACs...
Bundling
A tactic in which PACs collect contributions from like-minded individuals (each limited to...
Soft money
Unlimited amounts of money that political parties previously could raise for party-building...
Quid pro quo
Something given with the expectation of receiving something in return.
Independent expenditures
The Supreme Court has ruled that individuals, groups, and parties can spend unlimited amounts...
Issue advocacy
Unlimited and undisclosed spending by an individual or group on communications that do not...
527 organization
A political group organized under section 527 of the IRS code that may accept and spend unlimited...


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