DPI-332M: Interest Group Activism and Representation

Semester: Not Offered

Credit: 0.5

Faculty: David King


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What are the 10 characteristics of successful lobbying campaigns? How do political interest groups arise, and how are they maintained? This module looks at interest groups from two perspectives: academic theories (many of which have surprising lessons for practitioners) and the experiences of interest group entrepreneurs. A simulation involves each student in developing a strategy and lobbying a member of the U.S. Congress. This module may be taken as a stand-alone or in conjunction with DPI-333M (Political Parties in Practice).

Not offered in 2013-14.