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Outside Lobbying Public Opinion and Interest Group Strategies

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ISBN-10: 0691017417

ISBN-13: 9780691017419

Edition: 1998

Authors: Kenneth Kollman

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InOutside Lobbying, Ken Kollman explores why and when interest group leaders in Washington seek to mobilize the public in order to influence policy decisions in Congress. In the past, political scientists have argued that lobbying groups make outside appeals primarily because of their own internal dynamics--to recruit new members, for example. Kollman, however, grants a more important role to the need for interest group leaders to demonstrate popular support on particular issues. He interviewed more than ninety interest group leaders and policy makers active on issues ranging from NAFTA to housing for the poor. While he concludes that group leaders most often appeal to the public when they…    
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.41" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Tactics and Strategies
Outside Lobbying as Costly Signaling
Public Opinion and Mobilization
Outside Lobbying as Conflict Expansion
Lobbying over Trade Policy
Groups and Persons Interviewed
Questionnaire for Interest Groups
Opinion Questions
A Signaling Model of Outside Lobbying