The Population Ecology of Interest Representation: Lobbying Communities in the American States by Virginia Gray, David Lowery

Politics & Social Sciences | Politics & Government
The Population Ecology of Interest Representation: Lobbying Communities in the American States
Title:
The Population Ecology of Interest Representation: Lobbying Communities in the American States
Author:
Virginia Gray, David Lowery
ISBN:
0472087185
ISBN13:
978-0472087181
Size PDF:
1772 kb
Size epub:
1736 kb
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press (December 21, 2000)
Language:
English
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4.7
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This examination of lobbying communities explores how interest group populations are constructed and how they influence politics and public policy. By examining how populations of interest groups are comprised, this work fills an important gap between existing theories of the origins of individual interest groups and studies of interest group influence. The population ecology model of interest communities developed here builds on insights first developed in population biology and later employed by organizational ecologists. The model's central premise is that it is the environmental forces confronting interest organizations that most directly shape the contours of interest populations.

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