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The Organizational Politics of Interest Groups: Designing advocacy

The Organizational Politics of Interest Groups: Designing advocacy

Halpin, Darren

"Interest groups form an important part of the development of political and social systems. The Politics of Interest Groups goes beyond current literature in examining the survival and 'careers' of such groups beyond their formation.The book looks at the necessary factors of organizational form to ensure the productivity and influence of an interest group. Using example case studies from the UK, US and Australia, the book presents extensive historical analyses of specific groups, to better understand the organisation and position of such groups within their political system.The Politics of Interest Groups will be of interest to those concerned with advocacy and public representation within political studies."-- Provided by publisher. "Interest groups form an important part of the development of political and social systems. This book goes beyond current literature in examining the survival and 'careers' of such groups beyond their formation"-- Provided by publisher

Book. English.
Published New York, NY : Routledge 2013

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Statement of responsibility: Darren Halpin
ISBN: 0415596807, 9780415596800
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: pages cm.
Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics ; 53
Subject: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties.; Pressure groups United States History.; Pressure groups Cross-cultural studies.; Pressure groups Australia History.; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Constitutions.; Pressure groups Great Britain History.; POLITICAL SCIENCE / General.

Contents

  1. 1. Groups as 'Organisations': A Lacuna?
  2. 2. Tracing Interest Group Evolution: Organizational Form and Evolutionary Sequences
  3. 3. Variation in Organisational Form at the Population Level
  4. 4. Group Formation: 'Choosing' Initial Group Organisational Form
  5. 5. Group Leaders, Agency and Post-Formative Change
  6. 6. Levels of Group Change: Changing Identity, Updating Strategy or Switching Instruments
  7. 7. The Relationship between Levels of Change: Nested or Independent?
  8. 8. Identifying Patterns of Group Evolution
  9. 9. Linking Organizational Form to Group Capacities
  10. 10. Conclusions

Author note

Darren Halpin is Professor in Public Policy at The Robert Gordon University