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Interest Group Politics

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ISBN-10: 1933116765

ISBN-13: 9781933116761

Edition: 7th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Allan J. Cigler, Burdett A. Loomis

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Interest Group Politics presents a broad spectrum of scholarship on interest groups past and present. In a time of partisan parity, when control of Congress is always within reach of the minority party at the next election, interest groups have every incentive to keep the pressure on. And they do. But the imbalance of influence that tilts toward moneyed interests is one of the cornerstones of the political system. What does this mean for equal representation? In nineteen chapters, noted political scientists explore the role of money, technology, grassroots lobbying, issue advocacy advertising, and much more in interest group influence. Students will learn how the National Rifle Association has become one of the most effective lobbying groups in America, what opportunities the openness of the American political process has offered ethnic groups both within and outside the United States, how the role of interest groups in elections has changed (including 527&BAD:rsquo;s), what effect religious organizations had in the 2004 elections, and how interest groups affect Supreme Court nominations.
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 12/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 453
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Contributors
Introduction: The Changing Nature of Interest Group Politics
Group Organization
Targeting Success: The Enduring Power of the NRA
Politics of Tribal Recognition: Casinos, Culture, and Controversy
A More Level Playing Field or a New Mobilization of Bias? Interest Groups and Advocacy for the Disadvantaged
Big-Money Donors to Environmental Groups: What They Give and What They Get
Interest Organization Communities: Their Assembly and Consequences
Groups in the Electoral Process
Getting the Spirit? Religious and Partisan Mobilization in the 2004 Elections
Interest Group Money in Elections
527s: The New Bad Guys of Campaign Finance
Groups in the Policy Process
Nonprofit Organizations as Interest Groups: The Politics of Passivity
Is Corporate Lobbying Rational or Just a Waste of Money?
Identity Crisis: How Interest Groups Struggle to Define Themselves in Washington
American Interests in the Balance? Do Ethnic Groups Dominate Foreign Policy Making?
What Happened to the Japanese Lobby in Washington? The Decline of the Japan Lobby and the Rise of the New China Lobby
Where Have All the Interest Groups Gone? An Analysis of Interest Group Participation in Presidential Nominations to the Supreme Court of the United States
Emerging Issues, New Organizations: Interest Groups and the Making of Nanotechnology Policy
The Well-informed Lobbyist: Information and Interest Group Lobbying
Does K Street Run Through Capitol Hill? Lobbying Congress in the Republican Era
Conclusion
Organized Interests, Political Parties, and Representation: James Madison, Tom DeLay, and the Soul of American Politics
Index