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Democracy and Interest Groups : Enhancing Participation? - Grant Jordan

Democracy and Interest Groups

Enhancing Participation?

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Published: 1st September 2005
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How are interest groups formed and how do they maintain themselves? "Interest Group Politics" addresses the relationship between interest groups and political parties in different countries and assesses the impact of the growth in the number of groups in the policy making process.

'This is an innovative text which combines a solid theoretical analysis with the results of a substantial research project. The text should be read by any scholar with an interest in the broad field of participation and would make a welcome addition to any academic library.' - Political Studies Review

Looking for Democracy
The Democratic Contribution of Membership Based Interest Groups
The Collective Action Paradox
What Incentives Induce Participation?
Olson Defied?
Making Interests
Creating Members?
The Business of Building Group Membership
Understanding Joining - and Not Joining
The Social Capital and Democratic Potential of Campaigning Organizations
Reinforcing Polyarchy: What Groups do for Democracy?
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ISBN: 9780333763339
ISBN-10: 0333763335
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 233
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1