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Strategies of Special Interest Groups - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Check out this collection of lessons to discover some of the ways special interest groups advocate for their causes. Our instructors begin by examining the differences between the day-to-day operations and financing of social and business interest groups. You can also get some insight into how these groups use everything from demonstrations to advertising campaigns and boycotts in order to sway public opinion or influence policy. By the time you reach the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with the following:
- Objectives of social interest groups
- Interest group strategies
- Strategies aimed against activists by businesses
|Special Interest Groups & Activists: Definition & Examples||Learn about the aims of social activists. Get examples of social interest groups they might be involved with.|
|Social vs. Business Interest Groups: Operations & Financing||Find out how social and business interest groups differ in terms of operations and financing.|
|Activist Strategies Against Businesses||Examine activists' use of grassroots efforts, boycotts, picketing and litigation, among other strategies.|
|Business Strategies Against Activists||Learn how businesses use some of the same strategies to counteract the work of activists.|
1. Special Interest Groups & Activists: Definition & Examples
Businesses and society are often tasked with finding a method to have their special interests heard. In this lesson, you will learn how special interest groups and activists impact how decisions and regulations are implemented.
2. Social vs. Business Interest Groups: Operations & Financing
Social and business interest groups each need to raise funds in order to achieve their special interest objectives. In this lesson, we will compare and contrast social interest groups' and business interest groups' operations and financing.
3. Business Strategies Against Activists
In this lesson, you will learn the strategies businesses use against activists including: grassroots efforts, gaining community public sentiment or being socially responsible, grand non-market strategies, news media relations and advocacy advertising, etc.
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