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Classics of Interest Group Behavior

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ISBN-10: 0534643841

ISBN-13: 9780534643843

Edition: 2006

Authors: Robert Alexander

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An edited collection of articles on interest group behavior, this reader includes a combination of classic and contemporary readings with topics including group formation and mobilization, group behavior, and influence. An introductory chapter to the book includes a general overview and discussion of research in the area of Interest Groups and in each chapter there is a brief overview to each section, a summary chapter that discusses the future of research as well as suggestions for further reading, including internet resources.
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Book details

List price: $103.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Robert Alexander is the author of the bestselling novels "Rasputinas Daughter" and "The Kitchen Boy," He has spent thirty years traveling in Russia, where he has worked for the U.S. government and currently is a partner in a St. Petersburg company operating a number of businesses.

Preface
Introduction
Group Formation and Pluralism
Federalist No. 10
Political Associations in the United States
Group Activities
The Alleged Mischiefs of Faction
The Nature of the Problem
The Contagiousness of Conflict
The Higher Circles
Group Mobilization and Structure
From The Logic of Collective Action
Incentive Systems: A Theory of Organizations
An Exchange Theory of Interest Groups
The Origins and Maintenance of Interest Groups in America
The Three Modes of Political Mobilization
Interest Representation: The Dominance of Institutions
More of the Same: Washington Pressure Group Activity in a Decade of Change
Group Influence
Toward Juridical Democracy
From Demosclerosis
Issue Networks and the Executive Establishment
Organized Interests and Their Issue Niches
PACs, Contributions, and Roll Calls: An Organizational Perspective
Legislators and Interest Groups: How Unorganized Interests Get Represented
Buying Time: Moneyed Interests and the Mobilization of Bias in Congressional Committees
Structure and Uncertainty in Private Interest Representation
Index