This blog has been created to support a course on American Studies at Moscow State University at the Department of Area Studies. The aim of the course is to reveal the clash between the values of democracy and social and political values of the U.S. society today.
воскресенье, 24 ноября 2013 г.
Interest groups as service providers
Three of the largest and most significant interest groups in the United States
are the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the National Rifle
Association (NRA), and the Sierra Club. While they engage in significant
political activities, all three of these organizations do other things as well.
Go to the web sites of these groups (http://www.aarp.org/, http://www.nra.org/, http://www.sierraclub.org/). For each group, identify three activities that the group engages in or
sponsors that you would characterize as "non-political." Make a list
of the activities that you have identified. How might these non-political
activities actually help to serve the political interests of the organization
and its members?