(Answered) POLI330N Week 3 Discussion: Pros and Cons of Interest Groups, and Corporations

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chater 7, 8
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (can include your textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

  • Option 1: What are the pros and cons of lobbyists as a tool for special interest groups? Should former members of Congress be allowed to become lobbyists? Explain your answer.
  • Option 2: Social movements can at times use disruptive behaviors. What are some of the possible benefits of disruptive behaviors in social movements? What are the drawbacks or possible negative consequences? What does the First Amendment state concerning citizens’ right to use disruptive methods? Refer to examples from history as you frame your analysis. Explain your answer.

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


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I think there can be the right way to demonstrate a social movement and a wrong way to demonstrate a social movement.  A destructive one is not, if a social movement is allowed to vandalize and destroy large cities owned by the people then this is not in my opinion appropriate.  If in normal circumstances an individual could vandalize and destroy property without punishment then social media and the news would have a come apart on why are these criminals allowed to do this.  Violent social movements and the people that are orchestrating them should be held accountable for their supporters’ actions.    “Social movements are loosely organized collections of ordinary people, working outside normal political channels, to get their voices heard by the public at large, the news media, leaders of major institutions, and government officials in order to promote, resist, or undo some social change” (Greenberg, 2020).  There have been many different movements the….Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.