ISBN13:978-1933116242 ISBN10: 1933116242 Edition/Copyright:2ND 06 Cover: Publisher:Congressional Quarterly Year Published: 2006 International: No
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1. Interest Groups and American Politics
A Brief History of Interest Groups Diverse Groups, Diverse Goals The One, the Few, or the Many: Interest Groups and American Politics Interest Groups and the American Political System Regulations, Goals, and Resources Strategies and Tactics How This Book Is Organized
2. Interest Groups and Political Parties
The Strategic Context: Regulations, Goals, and Resources Recruiting and Training Candidates The Nomination Process Presidential Nominations Delegate Selection The National Conventions State Party Conventions Summary
3. Interest Groups and Candidates
The Strategic Context: Regulations, Goals, and Resources PACs: An Overview PAC Contribution Strategies Giving Beyond the Limit Contributions to Parties Contributions of Goods and Services Summary Notes
4. Interest Groups and Voters
The Strategic Context: Regulations, Goals, and Resources Endorsements Hit Lists Ratings, Scorecards, and Voters' Guides Voter Mobilization Independent Expenditures and Issue Advocacy Referenda, Initiatives, and Recalls Summary Notes
5. Evaluating the Role of Interest Groups in Elections
Positive and Negative Aspects of Interest Group Involvement Reforming the System Directions for Campaign Finance Reform Summary
List of References Index
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