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New Directions in Interest Group Politics / Edition 1

New Directions in Interest Group Politics / Edition 1

by Matt Grossmann


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415827553
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Series: New Directions in American Politics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 301
Sales rank: 727,288
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Matt Grossmann is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University and Director of the Michigan Policy Network. He is the author of The Not-So-Special Interests: Interest Groups, Public Representation, and American Governance (Stanford University Press, 2012) and co-author of Campaigns & Elections: Rules, Reality, Strategy, Choice (W. W. Norton, 2011). His research appears in the Journal of Politics, American Politics Research, and twelve other journals. His next book, Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks and American Policy Change Since 1945 will be published by Oxford University Press. More information is available at

Table of Contents

Preface.1: Group Mobilization from the Economy, Society, and Government; Matt Grossmann 2. How Membership Associations Change the Balance of Representation in Washington (And How They Don’t); Kay Lehman Schlozman and Philip Edward Jones 3. Grassroots Mobilization and Outside Lobbying; Edward Walker 4. The Paradoxes of Inequality and Interest Group Representation; Dara Z. Strolovitch 5. Political Parties and Ideology: Interest Groups in Context; Hans Noel 6. Why Lobbyists for Competing Interests Often Cooperate; Thomas T. Holyoke 7. How Will the Internet Change American Interest Groups?; David Karpf 8. Attack of the Super PACs? Interest Groups in the 2012 Elections; Michael Franz 9. When Does Money Buy Votes? Campaign Contributions and Policymaking; Christopher Witko 10. Understanding the Influence of Lobbying in the U.S. Congress: Preferences, Networks, Money, and Bills; Holly Brasher and Jason Britt 11. Interest Groups, the White House, and the Administration; Heath Brown 12. Interest Groups in the Judicial Arena; Paul M. Collins, Jr. 13. Evaluating Reforms of Lobbying and Money in Politics; Lee Drutman 14. Conclusion; Matt Grossmann

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