Analyzing Interest Groups explores the various contexts in which interest groups operate (from each branch of government to electoral and grassroots politics) and offers a wide range of examples (from the experiences of early farm groups, to the modern experiences of groups like the NAACP, Greenpeace, and the NRA), providing knowledge necessary to analyze these groups.
Ainsworth utilizes formal theoretic analysis in accord with his own consistent and coherent analysis of interest groups and their activities to create a refreshing and interest text.
Scott H. Ainsworth (Ph.D., Washington University) is associate professor of political science at the University of Georgia. Throughout his work, he has combined formal political theory with more traditional, historical approaches. His work on interest groups and lobbying has appeared in a wide array of journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Theory & Decision, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Social Science History.