05.11: Module Five Milestone 1. Why did political parties and special interest groups’ form? What roles do they play in shaping public policy? - Interest groups manipulate the public policy by lobbying by their own special interest that think have thought about. The main way they have an effect on public policy, they supply evidence to the legislators/ the political parties.
What is power? Why is understanding power essential to understanding government? Answer: Power is the ability to control others in a society. In order to understand government you need to understand that most of the time there will be people with power over you. After accepting that you can focus on just how much you want that power to be limited, but in order for you to benefit from the government you have to realize that they will have that power.
Everyone who is in the government has intentions of being reelected. In order to be reelected you would have to satify the people and by doing that you are meeting their needs by looking at the opinion polls, petitions, surverys that were answered by the people, ect. The governments job is to guide and help the people, therefore by doing that theyd have to see in the peoples opinions, what has to be changed. (8 points) 4. What is the relationship between the powers of government and the policies that governments create?
Political Influences How does lobbying work in government? Please use examples. To understand how lobbying works in our government it would be beneficiary to understand what a lobbyist is and what their importance is. A lobbyist is someone who tries to persuade or influence legislators to vote for the legislation that favors the lobbyist’s employer . A lobbyist is important because they serve a useful purpose in speaking for the various interest of the country.
Depending on the resources at their disposal and the power and influence they are able to wield there are varying degrees constraints encountered by political actors as well as promising opportunities to assert authority1. The post-Cold War dynamic has paved the way for a diverse array of politically activated groups, which have broken away from the tradition political units, such as the nation state, and created a new idea of what constitutes a ‘political actor’ 2. Therefore the term ‘political actor’ is in need of definition, and specification, in order to clarify what groups can be classed as political actors as well as which groups will be considered in this essay. In general terms political actors can be thought of as individuals or groups of people who react to pressures within a society and drive for change or attempt to prevent change in order to uphold the views of those they represent3. These individuals or groups fall into many categories in the contemporary political arena where decreased transactions costs make communication far quicker and cheaper than ever before and the ease with which people can travel allows the constant exchange of ideas and action.
There are three distinct differences between political culture and political opinion which will be discussed throughout this essay. These include individualistic versus shared values, what influences political culture and political opinion, and what creates such difference in both. Political Culture Political culture is described as certain attitudes and practices by persons who shape political behavior. Political culture includes the beliefs, myths, ideas, our moral judgments and political myths about what makes a society ‘good’ or ‘successful.’ Political Culture is the subset of values and practices that relates to government and politics. Political culture is a reflection of the government, but also incorporates elements of history and tradition that may anticipate the current system.
How useful have Pressure groups been in supporting Democracy? (25) Pressure groups are informal, organised groups which seek to promote a cause or a section of society, often by influencing the Govt, Parliament or the public. They are a feature of democracy as their presence leads to corporatism, i.e. the process by which government and pressure groups hold consultative talks which is a further feature of Pluralism (diverse economic, social and political centres). The presence and power of pressure groups in a state depends on a number of factors.
Power and Politics Question and Answer How does power and politics in organizations compare? Power and politics have several similarities. The largest similarity is found in their desire to sway others. Power is recognized as the ability to influence others to do what is needed, or to accomplish something in a particular way. This is typically accomplished through a combination of control and influence.
Political behavior can be defined as an influence or attempt to influence the administration of recognition and disservice. A broader definition would include behavior such as; withholding essential information from key staff members, entering a coalition, whistle blowing, spread of rumors, breach of confidentiality and more. Managers and leaders impact organizations when any particular manger or leader implements the use of power tactics and or political behavior. In an organization leaders tend to use power tactics or influence tactics such as legitimacy, and or exchange tactics. Leaders also tend to make use of some political tactics such as blaming others, and or passing the buck.
The oral questions are sometimes dominated by loyal backbench government supporters, and it is often suggested that the media provide a more effective form of scrutiny than does parliament. MPs have remarkably limited access to resources, partly because of the largely secretive nature of UK government. They can sometimes contribute to the pressure that might ultimately lead to the resignation of an incompetent