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Once again, Cigler and Loomis bring together noted political scientists to provide comprehensive coverage and cutting-edge research on interest group influence in U.S. politics. Contributors examine the growth of social networks in lobbying, the actions of organized interests during the health care reform debate, campaign mobilization and congressional decision-making from the group perspective, and more.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Changing Nature of Interest Group Politics||p. 1|
|Group Organization||p. 35|
|Learning to Lobby: Groups, Venues, and Information in Eighteenth-Century America||p. 37|
|Reappraising the Survival Question: Why We Should Focus on Interest Group Organizational Form and Careers||p. 52|
|Trade Associations, the Collective Action Dilemma, and the Problem of Cohesion||p. 74|
|Dissenting Doctors: The Internal Politics of the AMA during the Health Care Reform Debate||p. 9|
|Learning Civic Leadership: Leader Skill Development in the Sierra Club||p. 110|
|Groups and the Electoral Process||p. 139|
|Interest Group Money in the 2008 Federal Election||p. 141|
|Interest Group Television Advertising in Presidential and Congressional Elections||p. 169|
|Bridging the Gap between Political Parties and Interest Groups||p. 194|
|Groups and Policy Making||p. 219|
|Issue Advertising and Legislative Advocacy in Health Politics||p. 221|
|Gridlock Lobbying: Breaking, Creating, and Maintaining Legislative Stalemate||p. 243|
|Not Just Another Special Interest: The Intergovernmental Lobby Revisited||p. 264|
|The Rise and Fall and Rise of the China Lobby in the United States||p. 297|
|Ethnic Interest Groups and American Foreign Policy: A Growing Influence?||p. 317|
|The Allure of Reform: The Increasing Demand for Health Care Lobbying, from Clinton's Task Force to Obama's Big [Expletive] Deal||p. 345|
|Stalemate Meets Uncertainty: Organized Interests in a Partisan Era||p. 377|
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