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,

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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.

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

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

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