The not-so-special interests : interest groups, public representation, and American governance / Matt Grossmann
- Grossmann, Matthew
- Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2012.
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- x, 236 pages ; 24 cm
- Introduction : public factions and organized interests -- Interest groups that speak for you and me -- One person, one lobbyist? -- The skew and diversity of organized advocacy -- Institutionalized pluralism -- The supply side of media bias -- The usual suspects in national policymaking -- Conclusion : listening to everyone.
- "Lobbyist" tends to be used as a dirty word in politics. Indeed, during the 2008 presidential primary campaign, Hillary Clinton was derided for even suggesting that some lobbyists represent "real Americans." But although many popular commentators position interest groups as representatives of special--not "public"--Interests, much organized advocacy is designed to advance public interests and ideas. Advocacy organizations--more than 1,600 of them--are now an important component of national political institutions. This book uses original data to explain why certain public groups, such as Jews, law.
- 9780804781152 (cloth : alk. paper)
080478115X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804781169 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0804781168 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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