HGov: Group System


The interest group system over-represents business interests and fosters policies that serve a group’s interest more than the society’s broader interests. Therefore, although groups are an essential part of the policy process, they also distort that process. The policies that emerge from the group system bring benefits to many of society’s interests and in some instances these benefits also serve the general interest. But when groups can essentially dictate policies, the common good is not served. The majority’s interest is subordinated to minority group interests. In most instances, the minority consists of individuals who already enjoy a substantial share of society’s benefits.

1) Read Chapter 9 pp.300-303



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