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Which of the following would be an example of an interest group involved in...

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catlover | Student, College Freshman | (Level 3) Honors

Posted May 19, 2011 at 11:11 PM via web

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Which of the following would be an example of an interest group involved in international affairs?

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a)the World Bank, b)the European Economic Community, c)Greepeace, d)tourists, e)immigrants

Note: I have been told that the World Bank is incorrect

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 19, 2011 at 11:37 PM (Answer #1)

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The best of these answers would have to be C, Greenpeace.

The World Bank and the European Economic Community do not fit with the usual definition of interest groups.  Interest groups are generally defined as private associations that try to shape public policy.  The World Bank and the EEC are not private groups.

By contrast, tourists and immigrants are certainly private individuals.  But they are not associations.  There could be associations of them, but all tourists or all immigrants are not a formal group.  Greenpeace fits the bill.  It is an organized group that is made up of private citizens who want to have an impact on various issues, most of which (like whaling) have international implications.

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