Interest Group Politics / Edition 5

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Overview

This collection of original essays analyzes the impact of interest groups on the political process. By examining specific issues such as the Japanese lobby, grassroots activists, the environment, and PACs in the 1990s, these essays provide a conceptual understanding of current political topics.
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This study of interest groups has been extensively revised to reflect the latest thinking about the influence of such organizations on the policy-making process. In this edition (second was 1986), the editors and contributors explain how interest groups are adjusting to increased competition for congressional attention. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568021591
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Contributors     xi
Introduction: The Changing Nature of Interest Group Politics   Burdett A. Loomis   Allan J. Cigler     1
Group Organization
Targeting Success: The Enduring Power of the NRA   Kelly D. Patterson   Matthew M. Singer     37
Politics of Tribal Recognition: Casinos, Culture, and Controversy   Michael Nelson     65
A More Level Playing Field or a New Mobilization of Bias? Interest Groups and Advocacy for the Disadvantaged   Dara Z. Strolovitch     86
Big-Money Donors to Environmental Groups: What They Give and What They Get   Anthony J. Nownes   Allan J. Cigler     108
Interest Organization Communities: Their Assembly and Consequences   David Lowery   Virginia Gray     130
Groups in the Electoral Process
Getting the Spirit? Religious and Partisan Mobilization in the 2004 Elections   James L. Guth   Lyman A. Kellstedt   John C. Green   Corwin E. Smidt     157
Interest Group Money in Elections   Marian Currinder   Joanne Connor Green   M. Margaret Conway     182
527s: The New Bad Guys of Campaign Finance   Diana Dwyre     212
Groups in the Policy Process
Nonprofit Organizations asInterest Groups: The Politics of Passivity   Jeffrey M. Berry     235
Is Corporate Lobbying Rational or Just a Waste of Money?   Erik K. Godwin   R. Kenneth Godwin   Scott Ainsworth     256
Identity Crisis: How Interest Groups Struggle to Define Themselves in Washington   Michael T. Heaney     279
American Interests in the Balance? Do Ethnic Groups Dominate Foreign Policy Making?   Eric M. Uslaner     301
What Happened to the Japanese Lobby in Washington? The Decline of the Japan Lobby and the Rise of the New China Lobby   Ronald J. Hrebenar   Valerie Ploumpis   Clive S. Thomas     322
Where Have All the Interest Groups Gone? An Analysis of Interest Group Participation in Presidential Nominations to the Supreme Court of the United States   Karen O'Connor   Alixandra B. Yanus   Linda Mancillas Patterson     340
Emerging Issues, New Organizations: Interest Groups and the Making of Nanotechnology Policy   Christopher J. Bosso   Ruben Rodrigues     366
The Well-informed Lobbyist: Information and Interest Group Lobbying   Rogan Kersh     389
Does K Street Run Through Capitol Hill? Lobbying Congress in the Republican Era   Burdett A. Loomis     412
Conclusion
Organized Interests, Political Parties, and Representation: James Madison, Tom DeLay, and the Soul of American Politics   Allan J. Cigler   Burdett A. Loomis     433
Index     455
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