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Interest Group Society

Interest Group Society - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205604807

Cover of Interest Group Society 5TH 09 (ISBN 978-0205604807)
ISBN13: 978-0205604807
ISBN10: 0205604803
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 09
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2009
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Interest Group Society - 5TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205604807

Jeffrey M. Berry and Clyde Wilcox

ISBN13: 978-0205604807
ISBN10: 0205604803
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 09
Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

''This widely used text analyzes interest groups within the framework of democratic theory, enabling students to understand the workings of interest groups within the larger context of our political system. Brief in page count, yet comprehensive in coverage, the text is flexible and designed to work in many class settings.''--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1 Madison's Dilemma Curing the Mischiefs of Faction Interest Groups and Their Functions The Rise and Fall of Pluralism Pluralism as a Goal Conclusion Chapter 2 The Advocacy Explosion The Interest Group Spiral The Rise of Citizen Groups Business Fights Back Conclusion Chapter 3 The Party Connection The Advantages of Interest Groups Working Together Parties and PACs Keeping Parties Straight and True Conclusion Chapter 4 Mobilization and Organization Competing Theories Supply of Benefits Marketing Interest Groups: Direct Mail Maintaining the Organization Who Governs? Making Decisions Conclusion Chapter 5 Lobbyists A Day in the Life of a Lobbyist Effective Lobbying Lobbying as a Career Lobbyists for Hire Conclusion Chapter 6 Public Opinion and Grassroots Lobbying Lobbying for Values Educating the Public Think Tanks Demonstrations and Histrionics Direct Citizen Lobbying High-Tech Lobbying Conclusion Chapter 7 Political Action Committees Movement for Reform PACs and Political Finance Does Money Matter? Targeting and Cooperation Conclusion Chapter 8 Washington Lobbying Congress Executive Branch The Courts Strategic Decision Making Conclusion Chapter 9 The Rise of Issue Networks Coalitions: EverdayPolitics From Subgovernments to Issue Networks The Qualities of Issue Networks The Telecommunications Network Conclusion Chapter 10 Bias and Representation Corporate Wealth and Political Advocacy A Special Relationship Beyond Business Reform Bibliography Index

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