Interest group politics / Edited by Allan J. Cigler, Burdett A. Loomis, [and] Anthony J. Nownes.

Cigler, Allan J. [Browse]
9th edition
Thousand Oaks, California : CQ Press, 2016
xii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


Summary note
"With its broad spectrum of scholarship on interest groups past and present, Interest Group Politics brings together noted political scientists to provide comprehensive coverage and cutting-edge research on the role and impact of interest groups in U.S. politics, all geared to an undergraduate audience. In the wake of the Citizens United decision and the growth of lobbying into a multibillion-dollar industry, this trusted classic provides students with a guide to the influence and reach of interest groups. The Ninth Edition offers 15 new contributions on a variety of topics, including organized labor, the LGBT movement, religious lobbying, the Tea Party, the tobacco industry, the role of "dark money" in campaign funding, the profession of lobbying, and advocacy and inequality. Each chapter was written by an expert in the field and carefully edited for clarity and cohesion by the editors." -- From back cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Introduction : the changing nature of interest group politics / Burdett A. Loomis and Allan J. Cigler
  • Internal politics of organized interests
  • Organized labor : adaptive strategies in challenging times / Peter L. Francia
  • Interest group "policy agendas" : what are they? And how might we study them? / Darren R. Halpin
  • Changing policies/changing hearts and minds : the evolution of the LGBT movement / Donald P. Haider-Markel and Steven Sylvester
  • National religious lobbying : dramatic growth and significance / Allen D. Hertzke
  • The Tea Party as an interest : movement? Group? Brand? Faction? / Burdett A. Loomis
  • Groups, elections, and money
  • The rise of dark money / Lee Drutman
  • Sources of Congressional candidates' funds : does interest group money dominate? / Brian Kelleher Richter and Timothy Werner
  • Interest group interests in Congressional primaries / Robert G. Boatright
  • Lobbying
  • Tobacco industry efforts to influence policy : when interest groups face opposition / Dorie Apollonio
  • Lobbying in the shadows : how private interests hide from public scrutiny and why that matters / Timothy M. LaPira
  • Ethnic interest groups and American foreign policy : how influential? / James M. McCormick
  • Interest groups and America's "invisible governments" : patterns of participation and conflict in special district politics / Anthony J. Nownes and Josh Cole
  • Working the angles : the job of a corporate lobbyist / Robert Healy
  • The power of negative lobbying / Amy Melissa McKay
  • We have met the lobbyists and they are us : when governments lobby governments / Scott H. Ainsworth, Erik K. Godwin, and R. Kenneth Godwin
  • Conclusion
  • Advocacy in an era of inequality / Burdett A. Loomis and Anthony J. Nownes.
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