Interest Group Politics

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-01
  • Publisher: Cq Pr
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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

Prefacep. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: The Changing Nature of Interest Group Politicsp. 1
Group Organizationp. 35
Learning to Lobby: Groups, Venues, and Information in Eighteenth-Century Americap. 37
Reappraising the Survival Question: Why We Should Focus on Interest Group Organizational Form and Careersp. 52
Trade Associations, the Collective Action Dilemma, and the Problem of Cohesionp. 74
Dissenting Doctors: The Internal Politics of the AMA during the Health Care Reform Debatep. 9
Learning Civic Leadership: Leader Skill Development in the Sierra Clubp. 110
Groups and the Electoral Processp. 139
Interest Group Money in the 2008 Federal Electionp. 141
Interest Group Television Advertising in Presidential and Congressional Electionsp. 169
Bridging the Gap between Political Parties and Interest Groupsp. 194
Groups and Policy Makingp. 219
Issue Advertising and Legislative Advocacy in Health Politicsp. 221
Gridlock Lobbying: Breaking, Creating, and Maintaining Legislative Stalematep. 243
Not Just Another Special Interest: The Intergovernmental Lobby Revisitedp. 264
The Rise and Fall and Rise of the China Lobby in the United Statesp. 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] Dealp. 345
Conclusionp. 375
Stalemate Meets Uncertainty: Organized Interests in a Partisan Erap. 377
Indexp. 391
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