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Ch 28: MTTC Political Science: Interest Groups & Lobbying

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Study for related questions on the MTTC Political Science exam with these short lessons on lobbying and interest groups. These videos let you refresh yourself on essential definitions and concepts as you prepare for the exam.

MTTC Political Science: Interest Groups & Lobbying - Chapter Summary

Watch fun and engaging video lessons to review concepts associated with lobbying and interest groups. Our instructors guide you through lessons on the following topics:

  • Types of interest groups
  • Purpose of lobbying and methods
  • Public and private interest groups
  • Interest group development and maintenance
  • Relationship between political parties and interest groups
  • Litigation strategies for interest groups
  • The iron triangle theory

Studying for the MTTC Political Science exam is easy with these fast lessons that can be viewed in about 5-6 minutes. Subject experts lead these videos and use animations and illustrations to bring concepts to life and simplify the review process. You'll also find a chapter exam that you can use to gauge your readiness for the MTTC exam before you register.

9 Lessons in Chapter 28: MTTC Political Science: Interest Groups & Lobbying
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What Are Interest Groups in the United States? - History & Types

1. What Are Interest Groups in the United States? - History & Types

The following lesson will discuss the history and types of interest groups that exist in the American political system. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

Lobbying: Definition, Purpose & Methods

2. Lobbying: Definition, Purpose & Methods

Many of us have heard about lobbyists and how they have a lot of influence on government, but do we know how they actually work? Who even hires these people? This lesson answers those questions.

Public vs. Private Interest Groups

3. Public vs. Private Interest Groups

This lesson will explain the differences between private and public interest groups. In doing so, it will highlight the goals of each as well as the concepts of big business and lobbying.

Development & Maintenance of Interest Groups

4. Development & Maintenance of Interest Groups

The following lesson will discuss how interest groups are developed and maintained. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

Strategies & Influence of Interest Groups on American Politics

5. Strategies & Influence of Interest Groups on American Politics

The following lesson will describe the strategies used by interest groups to influence American politics. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

Pluralist View of Interest Groups on American Politics

6. Pluralist View of Interest Groups on American Politics

The following lesson covers the political theories that attempt to assess the perceived benefits of interest groups in American politics. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

The Relationship Between Political Parties & Interest Groups

7. The Relationship Between Political Parties & Interest Groups

The following lesson will cover the similarities and differences between political parties and interest groups. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

Interest-Group Litigation Strategies: Ways to Influence Policy

8. Interest-Group Litigation Strategies: Ways to Influence Policy

Interest groups achieve their goals through a number of different ways. One strategy uses litigation in order to influence policy. This lesson explains the use of litigation by interest groups.

The Iron Triangle: Definition, Theory & Examples

9. The Iron Triangle: Definition, Theory & Examples

The iron triangle is a unique relationship between bureaucracy, congressmen, and lobbyists that results in the mutual benefit of all three of them. We examine how an iron triangle works and then consider some problems that might arise from an iron triangle.

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