Study Questions: Chapter 10

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1. Outline the arguments made against the perception that business interests enjoy a privileged position in the interest group systems of capitalist societies.

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2. What are the major criticisms of pluralism?

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3. What factors serve as obstacles to corporatism in Canada?

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4. What three resources, not including money, are necessary for interest groups to be effective at promoting their objectives?

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5. How can federalism serve as an opportunity for interest groups to influence policy-making?

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6. How can federalism serve as a constraint on the ability of interest groups to influence policy-making?

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7. Why are successful influence strategies expensive?

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8. What are the three different categories of lobbyists included in the Lobbyist Registration Act?

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9. What are the career backgrounds of the lobbyists who work for major lobbying firms?

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10. What range of services is Hill & Knowlton able to offer clients since its acquisition of Decima?

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