Interest Group Society

ISBN-10: 0205604803
ISBN-13: 9780205604807
Edition: 5th 2009 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $95.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Considered the gold standard on interest group politics,The Interest Group Society, 5/e analyzes interest groups within the intuitive framework of democratic theory, enabling students to understand the workings of interest groups within the larger context of our political system. Comprehensive coverage includes not only the traditional farm, labor, and trade associations, but also citizen groups, public interest organizations, corporations, and public interest firms.

Preface
Madison's Dilemma
Curing the Mischiefs of Faction
Interest Groups and Their Functions
Pluralism
Interest Groups and Civil Society
Conclusion
The Advocacy Explosion
The Interest Group Spiral
The Rise of Citizen Groups
Business Fights Back
A Labor-Liberal Alliance
Conclusion
Mobilization and Organization
Competing Theories
Supply of Benefits
Marketing Interest Groups: Direct Mail and Internet Fundraising
Maintaining the Organization
Who Governs?
Making Decisions
Conclusion
The Party Connection
The Advantages of Interest Groups
Working Together
Keeping Parties Straight and True
Financial Support
Conclusion
Interest Groups in Campaigns
Nonfinancial Support
Interest Group Money in Campaigns
Conclusion
Lobbyists
A Day in the Life of a Lobbyist
Effective Lobbying
Lobbying as a Career
Lobbyists for Hire
Conclusion
Public Opinion and Grassroots Lobbying
Direct Citizen Lobbying
Lobbying the Public
Demonstrations and Protests
Conclusion
Washington Lobbying
Congress
Executive Branch
The Courts
Strategic Decision Making
Conclusion
The Rise of Issue Networks and Coalitions
Coalitions: Everyday Politics
From Subgovernments to Issue Networks
The Qualities of Issue Networks
Continuity and Change in Issue Networks
Conclusion
Bias and Representation
Corporate Wealth and Political Advocacy
A Special Relationship
Beyond Business
Reform
Bibliography
Index

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