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Eco-Wars Political Campaigns and Social Movements

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ISBN-10: 0231113110

ISBN-13: 9780231113113

Edition: 1998

Authors: Ronald T. Libby, Ronald Libby

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Can grassroots interest groups ever win the wars they wage in the political arena against big business in America? Praised by some as a crucial component of the democratic system and criticized by others as stubborn, single-issue factions that pose a threat to the equitable progress of political change, interest groups are considered by many detractors to have a success rate directly related to their alliance with wealthy, powerful corporations. As Ronald T. Libby asserts in Eco-Wars, viable strategies are available to environmental, food safety, animal rights, gun control, and other organizations that seek to challenge business interests in the political arena. Employing newly released…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/19/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction: Expressive Interest Groups
The Antibiotechnology Campaign: Farmers Food Safety Groups, and Drug Companies
The Animal Rights Campaign: Agribusiness and Animal Rights Groups
The "Big Green" Campaign: Hollywood and the Chemical Industry
The Secondhand Smoke Campaign: Antismoking Groups and the Philip Morris Company
The Endangered Species Campaign: Property Rights Advocates and Environmental Groups
Conclusion