Neopluralism: The Evolution of Political Process Theory / Edition 1

Neopluralism: The Evolution of Political Process Theory / Edition 1

by Andrew S. McFarland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700613102

ISBN-13: 9780700613106

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"An invaluable and enduring intellectual history of the political science discipline during the last half of the twentieth century."—Jeffrey M. Berry, author of The New Liberalism"Like no one else, McFarland impressively synthesizes a vast literature to make a compelling argument. . . . A substantial contribution to the literature on interest groups,…  See more details below

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"An invaluable and enduring intellectual history of the political science discipline during the last half of the twentieth century."—Jeffrey M. Berry, author of The New Liberalism"Like no one else, McFarland impressively synthesizes a vast literature to make a compelling argument. . . . A substantial contribution to the literature on interest groups, public policy, and American politics in general."—Frank R. Baumgartner, coauthor of Basic Interests "McFarland's book is unmatched in its breadth of scholarship, its impressive integration of fields, and its thoroughgoing analysis."—Bryan D. Jones, author of Politics and the Architecture of Choice "A truly important book."—John W. Kingdon, author of Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies

Author Biography: Andrew S. McFarland is professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His other books include Cooperative Pluralism: The National Coal Policy Experiment, also published by Kansas, and Social Movements and American Political Institutions, coedited with Anne N. Costain.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700613106
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Studies in Government and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Pluralism Reconsidered1
2Basic Ideas of Pluralism15
3The Multiple-Elite Theory32
4Neopluralism40
5Social Movements62
6Policymaking and Political Time78
7The Political Process and Planning104
8Issues and Power124
9The Boundaries of Pluralism147
10Conclusion158
References179
Index193

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