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Through what mechanism do interest groups shape public opinion on concrete policies? In this article, three hypotheses are proposed that distinguish between the effect of the arguments conveyed by interest groups and the effect of interest groups as source cues. This is so even when accounting for people's trust in the interest groups that serve as source cues and for people's level of information about a policy. The finding that interest groups affect public opinion via arguments rather than as source cues has implications for the literature on elite influence on public opinion and the normative evaluation of interest group activities. Much evidence suggests that interest groups not only respond to, but also try to sway public opinion.

Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens

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Download Free PDF. Darin Bauer. Download PDF. A short summary of this paper. Page, [Northwestern University,] have created a widely acclaimed essay empirically proving that the United States government is an oligarchy and not a democracy, and further it is implied that the United States [among other implications,] has probably never been a Democracy. Although this is easy enough to assume, no one has ever created an academic work of this magnitude, this essay before it was officially published went viral on the internet.

As a response to the pandemic of rampant militarization and unchecked post-colonial global corporate hegemony the work of Gilens and Pages spell out the sad truths of this American nightmare.

My review focuses on the facts and methodological constructs used by Gilens and Page. There is an unnecessary cultural divide between academic and less than academic revolutionaries. This is really disparaging, and fatalist for the overall mental and social health of our movement as a whole. One of my methodologies is to educate myself and others, and learn and communicate with my fellow revolutionaries as a way of creating intellectual agency within my community and private secular network.

Already dear reader I hear you loud and clear, of myself personally, I believe I was a junior high school student completely skeptical of quo-establishment paradoxes and the systemic socio-dynamics that are further representational of such relationships as a quadrilateral whole.

That was thes, as someone with some knowledge of anarchist legitimacy and philosophy, it [anarcho-pacifism,] seemed to be the only logical, tangible choice in an insane world threatened by Reganomics, Thatcherism and the impending doom of a nuclear holocaust. Gilens and Page divide the conceptual framework of theoretical democracy into four theoretical traditions, and created a legitimate study of each. It might seem a little vague, however by cross referencing the four traditions of theoretical democracy, it was possible for them to conclude that for the most part, in this country, average citizens have little leverage, obviously large corporations, special interest groups, and what is not really stated by Gilens and Page, although it is easy enough to ascertain, the military, have the most control of the governing of the United States.

Majoritarian Electoral Democracy…as positive or empirical theories, attribute U. Tyrannical majority, or populist democracy not with-standing, that is what it is. Economic Elite Domination…Page and Gilens have their own examples, which you should read, I think the actor turn politician technique of Californian Republicans usurps majoritarianism, which is precisely why such a technique is so tuned toward unsavory maliciousness, which is to say, oligarchy, my emphasis.

Biased Pluralism…This is the self-encapsulation of the body politic, the formal rebuttal of entendre, the sound and fury signifying nothing. The executive of the modern State is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.

Chamber of Congress. It might seem a little dense as you are reading Gilens and Page, eventually clarity on the subject of U. The focus from the authors is the consistency of methodological practice, how they actually compute that this country is a failed Democracy [my theory or consideration,] is tied into the prose of somewhat complicated philo-political articulations.

Reading it twice could help for comprehension purposes. The currency of political foundation, this is a more European sentiment, those policies that may exist today were fought for once upon a time with the utmost of urgency. The old anarchist has little choice than to accept the fate of the policies that have come to be, although there are possible avenues of resistance left, it is ultimately up to the younger generations to educate themselves in such a manner so that they too should fulfill this paradox.

The point would be to regenerate revolution ultimately. We have to keep fighting for the rights of others and ourselves regardless, and hopefully by gracing this study with our attentiveness we can discover together our avenues of further discourse, and hopefully recourse.

Find this study on the internet and enjoy! He was published last year in a German academic journal. Robert Ogman opens with the explanation of the US economic meltdown and its subsequent reprisals. He ties Occupy in with counter neoliberalism and counter hegemony. He creates legitimacy of the occupation as reclamation of the commons and a measure against the tea-party driven austerity. He is essentially saying that the idea of consensus is, as Page and Gilens have pointed out, a radical new idea [sarcasm, my emphasis,] in other words community lead democracy is and as a tenant of mutual aid should supersede oligarchy.

Ogman stipulates that there are four interventions occupying the crisis. Occupy Our Homes, eviction defense, which seems to be an inter-national mainstay of popular resistance. Occupy Labor, which to me sounded like other groups that predated it, The Precarious Workers Coalition…, even The Cacophony Society seemed similar because in these groups at least people in a like mind were networking.

More mainstream versions of this such as 30 plus or 40 plus and the like only seem to legitimize mainstream conditioning, consternation and capitalist philosophy. For people who automatically exceed their tolerances for consensus groups, none of these groups are very useful. Banning Hobby Lobby and Walmart and taking direct action against such corporations come immediately to mind. Occupy Sandy, mutual aid, the legitimacy of the power of the people and not the mere observance of governance as a soul provider of relief.

He constantly passed FEMA vehicles that always seemed inept or lost on the highway route north along the eastern coast in response to the Hurricane.

In this case we know who came first the chicken or the egg. Ogman takes a critical approach, and I can quote his use of Noam Chomsky.

His conclusion continues with democracy beyond horizontalism, solidarity beyond mutual aid, and indifference beyond autonomy. His literary perseverance like those of the occupy groups can help us understand the need to waylay our differences within our various sub-cultures and communities, and think of new strategies and tactics to perform our civic duty as key agents of dissention within a lost civilization of oligarchy which is further guised in its ugly coat of capitalism.

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By Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page Perspectives on Politics, April 9, , forthcoming Fall Each of four theoretical traditions in the study of American politics — which can be characterized as theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy, Economic Elite Domination, and two types of interest group pluralism, Majoritarian Pluralism and Biased Pluralism — offers different predictions about which sets of actors have how much influence over public policy: average citizens; economic elites; and organized interest groups, mass-based or business-oriented. A great deal of empirical research speaks to the policy influence of one or another set of actors, but until recently it has not been possible to test these contrasting theoretical predictions against each other within a single statistical model. This paper reports on an effort to do so, using a unique data set that includes measures of the key variables for 1, policy issues.


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Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens

In this paper we show how a realistic normative democratic theory can work within the constraints set by the most pessimistic empirical results about voting behaviour and elite capture of the policy process. After setting out the empirical evidence and discussing some extant responses by political theorists, we argue that the evidence produces a two-pronged challenge for democracy: an epistemic challenge concerning the quality and focus of decision-making and an oligarchic challenge concerning power concentration. To address the challenges we then put forward three main normative claims, each of which is compatible with the evidence. We start with 1 a critique of the epistocratic position commonly thought to be supported by the evidence. We then introduce 2 a qualified critique of referenda and other forms of plebiscite, and 3 an outline of a tribune-based system of popular control over oligarchic influence on the policy process.

Jun 19, W. Edmundson Add a Comment. Students of American democracy have divided on the point.

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Martin Gilens 17 Estimated H-index: View Paper. Add to Collection. Each of four theoretical traditions in the study of American politics—which can be characterized as theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy, Economic-Elite Domination, and two types of interest-group pluralism, Majoritarian Pluralism and Biased Pluralism—offers different predictions about which sets of actors have how much influence over public policy: average citizens; economic elites; and organized interest groups, mass-based or business-oriented. A great deal of empirical research speaks to the policy influence of one or another set of actors, but until recently it has not been possible to test these contrasting theoretical predictions against each other within a single statistical model.

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Benjamin Ingrim Page born c. Fulcher professor of decision making at Northwestern University. His interests include American politics and U. In , Page, alongside co-author Martin Gilens , appeared on The Daily Show [1] [2] to discuss their study that found the policy-making process of American politics is dominated by economic elites. Page graduated cum laude from Stanford University in with an A.

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. In , a slew of headlines seemed to confirm what many had long suspected — that the rich were actually the ones in control and the rest of us chumps were just along for the ride:. Their conclusion was explosive: "Economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U. The paper soon went viral as proof that America is an "oligarchy" the press's term, not theirs where the views of the rich control what happens and the views of the middle class are ignored. The authors were even on The Daily Show — not bad for academics without so much as a book to promote:.

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