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Interest Group Politics

Eighth Edition
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August 2013 | 432 pages | CQ Press
After a turbulent and moneyed midterm election season, turn to the new edition of this trusted classic to guide your students through the influence and reach of interest groups. With its broad spectrum of scholarship on interest groups past and present, Interest Group Politics once again brings together noted political scientists to provide comprehensive coverage and cutting-edge research on interest groups 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.

Burdett A. Loomis and Allan J. Cigler
Introduction: The Changing Nature of Interest Group Politics
 
PART ONE: GROUP ORGANIZATION
Burdett A. Loomis
Learning to Lobby: Groups, Venues, and Information in 18th-Century America
Darren Halpin and Anthony J. Nownes
Reappraising the Survival Question: Why We Should Focus on Interest Group Organizational Form and Careers
Lee Drutman
Trade Associations, the Collective Action Dilemma, and the Problem of Cohesion
Maryann Barakso
Dissenting Doctors: The Internal Politics of the AMA during the Health Care Reform Debate
Matthew Baggetta, Chaeyoon Lim, Kenneth T. Andrews, Marshall Ganz, and Hahrie C. Hahn
Learning Civic Leadership: Leader Skill Development in the Sierra Club
 
PART TWO: GROUPS AND THE ELECTORAL PROCESS
Allan J. Cigler
Interest Group Money in the 2008 Federal Election
Michael Franz
Interest Group Television Advertising in Presidential and Congressional Elections
Michael T. Heaney
Bridging the Gap between Political Parties and Interest Groups
 
PART THREE: GROUPS AND POLICYMAKING
Richard L. Hall and Richard Anderson
Issue Advertising and Legislative Advocacy in Health Politics
Jennifer Nicoll Victor
Gridlock Lobbying: Breaking, Creating, and Maintaining Legislative Stalemate
Beverly A. Cigler
Not Just Another Special Interest: The Intergovernmental Lobby Revisited
Ronald J. Hrebenar and Clive S. Thomas
The Rise and Fall and Rise of the China Lobby in the United States
James M. McCormick
Ethnic Interest Groups and American Foreign Policy: A Growing Interest?
Timothy M. LaPira
The Allure of Reform: The Increasing Demand for Health Care Lobbying From Clinton's Task Force to Obama's Big [Expletive] Deal
 
PART FOUR: CONCLUSION
Allan J. Cigler and Burdett A. Loomis
Stalemate Meets Uncertainty: Organized Interests in a Partisan Era

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