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Cover Image: Interest Group Politics, 8th Edition
  • Date: 08/16/2011
  • Format: Print Paperback
  • Price: $68.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-60426-637-5
  • Pages: 389
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Interest Group Politics, 8th Edition
Allan J. Cigler, University of Kansas
Burdett A. Loomis, University of Kansas
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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.
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Once again, Cigler and Loomis bring together noted political scientists to provide comprehensive coverage and cutting-edge research on in-terest 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.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Changing Nature of Interest Group Politics
Burdett A. Loomis and Allan J. Cigler

I.  Group Organization
2. Learning to Lobby: Groups, Venues, and Information in 18th-Century America
Burdett A. Loomis
3. Reappraising the Survival Question: Why We Should Focus on Interest Group Organizational Form and Careers
Darren Halpin and Anthony J. Nownes 
4. Trade Associations, the Collective Action Dilemma, and the Problem of Cohesion
Lee Drutman
5. Dissenting Doctors: The Internal Politics of the AMA during the Health Care Reform Debate
Maryann Barakso
6. Learning Civic Leadership: Leader Skill Development in the Sierra Club
Matthew Baggetta, Chaeyoon Lim, Kenneth T. Andrews, Marshall Ganz, and Hahrie C. Hahn

II.  Groups and the Electoral Process
7. Interest Group Money in the 2008 Federal Election
Allan J. Cigler
8. Interest Group Television Advertising in Presidential and Congressional Elections
Michael Franz
9. Bridging the Gap between Political Parties and Interest Groups
Michael T. Heaney

Part III. Groups and Policymaking
10. Issue Advertising and Legislative Advocacy in Health Politics
Richard L. Hall and Richard Anderson
11. Gridlock Lobbying: Breaking, Creating, and Maintaining Legislative Stalemate
Jennifer Nicoll Victor
12. Not Just Another Special Interest: The Intergovernmental Lobby Revisited
Beverly A. Cigler
13. The Rise and Fall and Rise of the China Lobby in the United States
Ronald J. Hrebenar and Clive S. Thomas
14. Ethnic Interest Groups and American Foreign Policy: A Growing Interest?
James M. McCormick
15. The Allure of Reform: The Increasing Demand for Health Care Lobbying From Clinton's Task Force to Obama's Big [Expletive] Deal
Timothy M. LaPira

Part IV. Conclusion
16. Stalemate Meets Uncertainty: Organized Interests in a Partisan Era
Allan J. Cigler and Burdett A. Loomis

Testimonials
"It is rare to find in one volume a collection of leading scholarship that covers such a wide range of contemporary issues pertaining to interest groups, while still engaging the student reader. I couldn’t teach elections and public policy without Interest Group Politics." - Thomas Copeland, Geneva College

"As a faithful user of the Cigler and Loomis reader since its first edition for my interest group politics class, I have come to expect a high standard of its articles, which serve as an informative and helpful supplement. Over the years, Interest Group Politics has given my students the opportunity to read about critical questions, research approaches, and analysis by scholars who are foremost in the study of the interest group literature." - Leon Halpert, Siena College
Bio(s)
Allan J. Cigler, University of Kansas

Allan J. Cigler is Chancellor's Club Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas. He received his doctorate from Indiana University. His research and writing focus on parties and interest groups, particularly on the relationship between the two mediating institutions.



Burdett A. Loomis, University of Kansas

Burdett A. Loomis is professor of political science at the University of Kansas. A former American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow and recipient of a Kemper Teaching Award, he has written extensively on legislatures, political careers, interest groups, and policymaking.

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