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Interest Groups in American Campaigns

Interest Groups in American Campaigns - 2nd edition

Interest Groups in American Campaigns - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9781933116242

ISBN10: 1933116242

Interest Groups in American Campaigns by Mark J. Rozell, Clyde Wilcox and David Madland - ISBN 9781933116242
Edition: 2ND 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly
Published:
International: No
Interest Groups in American Campaigns by Mark J. Rozell, Clyde Wilcox and David Madland - ISBN 9781933116242

ISBN13: 9781933116242

ISBN10: 1933116242


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

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