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dc.contributor.advisorFilner, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorBoody, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-23T19:00:40Z
dc.date.available2009-12-23T19:00:40Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/11900
dc.description38 p.
dc.description.abstractThe debate on the nature of interest group power in the United States has gone on for centuries. This debate is so crucial and so controversial because public interest groups, or organizations that are composed of, represent and serve citizens, are vital to democracy. If a few private interest groups, such as corporate lobbies that are driven by profit, overshadow the masses in their ability to influence government, democracy does not exist. Academics, citizens, and politicians alike have questioned whether the legislative process is ruled by citizens or by an elite few with connections and money. During two summers in Washington, working in the office of a United States Representative and with a private corporation, I found much evidence to support the latter. The United States Congress represents a few interest groups over the interests of the general public.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Political Science Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Political Science.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleCampaign Finance Reform: A Case Study of Elitism in the United States Legislatureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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