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Factionalism

Does factionalism exist exclusively within transactions among special interests groups? Institutional elites? Or do special interest groups also compete for influence with institutional elites? Provide examples in your answers.

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Yes, factionalism or factions does exists among the special interests groups.

Factions tend to be made up of people who believe that their particular issue is so important that it is identical with the permanent interests of the community: to agree with them is to support the common good of the community, and to oppose them is to harm the common good. In Federalist 10, Publius raises and begins to answer the question, What is the best way to protect the rights of those in the minority against being tyrannized by those in the majority?

What Publius calls factions, we now call "special interest groups," and we often hear them decried by politicians and others as the enemies of the public interest. In particular, during political campaigns, candidates vow not to be ...

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Does factionalism exist exclusively within transactions among special interests groups? Institutional elites? Or do special interest groups also compete for influence with institutional elites? Provide examples in your answers.

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