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The Organization Ecology of Interest Communities

Assessment and Agenda

  • David Lowery
  • Darren Halpin
  • Virginia Gray
Book

Part of the Interest Groups, Advocacy and Democracy Series book series (IGAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. David Lowery, Virginia Gray
    Pages 1-15
  3. Kay Lehman Schlozman, Philip Edward Jones, Hye Young You, Traci Burch, Sidney Verba, Henry E. Brady
    Pages 157-181
  4. Frank R. Baumgartner, Kelsey Shoub
    Pages 203-224
  5. David Lowery, Darren R. Halpin, Virginia Gray
    Pages 263-274
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-285

About this book

Introduction

This volume summarizes the origins and development of the organization ecology approach to the study of interest representation and lobbying, and outlines an agenda for future research. Multiple authors from different countries and from different perspectives contribute their analysis of this research program.

Keywords

Interest representation population ecology advocacy lobbying interest groups organizational ecology organization organizations politics

Editors and affiliations

  • David Lowery
    • 1
  • Darren Halpin
    • 2
  • Virginia Gray
    • 3
  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Australian National UniversityAustralia
  3. 3.University of North Carolina-Chapel HillUSA

About the editors

Frank R. Baumgartner, Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA Joost Berkhout, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Jan Beyers, Professor of Political Science, University of Antwerp, and Director of the Antwerp Centre for Institutions and Multilevel Politics (ACIM), Belgium Caelesta Braun, Assistant Professor, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Traci Burch, Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University, and Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, USA Virginia Gray, Robert Watson Winston Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA Darren Halpin, Associate Professor and Reader in Policy Studies, and the Head of School of Sociology, at the Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian National University. Marcel Hanegraaff, Post-Doctoral Researcher of Political Science, University of Antwerp, Belgium Thomas T. Holyoke, Associate Professor of Political Science, California State University, Fresno, USA Philip Edward Jones, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware, USA Beth Leech, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University, USA Burdett Loomis, Professor of Politics, University of Kansas, USA David Lowery, Bruce R. Miller and Dean D. LaVigne Professor of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, USA William A. Maloney, Professor of Politics and Head of the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, UK Anthony J. Nownes, Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA Christopher Witko, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina, USA Hye Young You, Assistant professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University, USA Kay Lehman Schlozman, J. Joseph Moakley Endowed Professor of Political Science, Boston College, USA Kelsey Shoub, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA Sidney Verba, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Government, Harvard University, USA

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Reviews

'The Organization Ecology of Interest Communities is one of the most important books on interest group systems ever written. The papers in this excellent volume represent that work's ever-expanding impact and chart new directions for population ecology research. Every student of interest groups will need to read this volume carefully.' Richard L. Hall, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Michigan, USA