Advertisement

Estimating Group and Associational Populations: Endemic Problems but Encouraging Progress

  • Darren Halpin
  • Grant Jordan
Chapter
Part of the Interest Groups, Advocacy and Democracy Series book series (IGAD)

Abstract

This introductory chapter raises issues that are central to populationlevel studies of organized interests, interest groups, and associations. In draft form the text served as a reference point for the contributors to this volume, which seeks both to report on conclusions drawn from recent studies and to reflect on problems (theoretical, definitional, and practical) in researching this area. The volume is intended to prompt comparison in the field – both by those contributing here and in wider research.

Keywords

Social Capital Interest Group Voluntary Sector American Political Science Review Estimate Group 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Ainsworth, S. (2010) ‘Methodological Perspectives on Interest Groups’, in J. Berry (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups (Oxford: Oxford University Press).Google Scholar
  2. Baumgartner, F. and B. Leech (2001) ‘Interest Niches and Policy Bandwagons: Patterns of Interest Group Involvement in National Politics’, Journal of Politics, 63, 1191–1213.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Berkhout, J. and D. Lowery (2008) ‘Counting Organized Interests in the European Union: A Comparison of Data Sources’, Journal of European Public Policy, 15, 489–513.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Berry, J. (1999) ‘The Rise of Citizen Groups’, in T. Skocpol and M. Fiorina (eds.) Civic Engagement and American Democracy (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press).Google Scholar
  5. Browne, W. P. (1990) ‘Organized Interests and Their Issue Niche: A Search for Pluralism in a Policy Domain’, Journal of Politics, 52, 477–509.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Cigler, A. (1994) ‘Research Gaps in the Study of Interest Representation’, in W. Crotty, M. Schwatz, and J. Green (eds.) Representing Interests and Interest Group Representation (Lanham, MD: University Press of America).Google Scholar
  7. Clark, J., J. Dobbs, D. Kane, and K. Wilding (2009) The State and the Voluntary Sector, Report of the National Council for Voluntary Organizations (London: NCVO).Google Scholar
  8. Dahl, R. A. (1957) ‘The Concept of Power’, Behavioral Science, 2, 201–15.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. de Tocqueville, A. (1969) Democracy in America (New York: Doubleday).Google Scholar
  10. Finer, S. (1967) ‘Interest Groups and the Political Process in Great Britain’, in H. W. Ehrmann (ed.) Interest Groups on Four Continents (Pittsburgh, PA: University Press of Pittsburgh).Google Scholar
  11. Gray, V. and D. Lowery (2000) The Population Ecology of Interest Representation: Lobbying Communities in the American States, paperback edn. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press).Google Scholar
  12. Hall, P. (2002) ‘Great Britain: The Role of Government and the Distribution of Social Capital’, in R. Putnam (ed.) Democracies in Flux (Oxford: Oxford University Press).Google Scholar
  13. Halpin, D. (2010) Groups, Representation and Democracy: Between Promise and Practice (Manchester: Manchester University Press).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Halpin, D. and G. Jordan (2009) ‘Interpreting Environments: Interest Group Response to Population Ecology Pressures’, British Journal of Political Science, 39, 243–65.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Heinz, J. P., E. O. Laumann, R. L. Nelson, and R. H. Salisbury (1993) The Hollow Core (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press).Google Scholar
  16. Jordan, G. and W. Maloney (1997) Protest Businesses? Mobilizing Campaigning Groups (Manchester: Manchester University Press).Google Scholar
  17. Jordan, G., D. Halpin, and W. Maloney (2004) ‘Defining Interests: Disambiguation and the Need for New Distinctions?’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 6(2), 195–212.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Kendall, J. and M. Knapp (1996) The Voluntary Sector in the UK (Manchester: Manchester University Press).Google Scholar
  19. Knapp, M. and S. Saxon-Harrold (1989) ‘The British Voluntary Sector’, Discussion Paper 645 (Canterbury, UK: Personal Social Services Unit, University of Kent).Google Scholar
  20. Koole, R. and R. Katz (2000) ‘Political Data in 1999’, EJPR Annual Special Edition Political Data Yearbook, 38, 303–12.Google Scholar
  21. Lowery, D. and V. Gray (2004) ‘Bias in the Heavenly Chorus: Interest in Society and Before Government’, Journal of Theoretical Politics, 16, 5–30.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Lyons, M. and S. Hocking (2001) ‘Dimensions of the Australian Third Sector’, First Report of Australian Nonprofit Data Project (Sydney: University of Technology, Sydney).Google Scholar
  23. Maloney, W., J. W. van Deth, and S. Rossteutscher (2008) ‘Civic Orientations: Does Associational Type Matter?’, Political Studies 56(2), 261–87.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Martens, K. (2002) ‘Mission Impossible? Defining Nongovernmental Organizations’, Voluntas, 13, 271–85.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Martin, A. W., F. R. Baumgartner, and J. McCarthy (2006) ‘Measuring Association Populations Using the Encyclopedia of Associations: Evidence from the Field of Labor Unions’, Social Science Research, 35, 771–78.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. May, T. C., J. McHugh, and T. Taylor (1998) ‘Business Representation in the UK since 1979: The Case of Trade Associations’, Political Studies, 46, 260–75.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. McKenzie, R. T. (1958) ‘Parties, Pressure Groups and the British Political Process’, Political Quarterly, 29, 5–16.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Mundo, P. A. (1992) Interest Groups: Cases and Characteristics (Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall).Google Scholar
  29. Nownes, A. J. (2004) ‘The Population Ecology of Interest Group Formation: Mobilizing Gay and Lesbian Rights Interest Groups in the Unites States, 1950–98’, British Journal of Political Science, 34, 49–67.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Pateman, C. (1970) Participation and Democratic Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. Page, E. and B. Jenkins (2005) Policy Bureaucracy: Government with a Cast of Thousands (Oxford: Oxford University Press).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Richardson, J. J. and A. G. Jordan (1979) Governing under Pressure (Oxford: Martin Robertson).Google Scholar
  33. Richardson, L. (2008) DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood Problems and Community Self-Help (CASE Studies on Poverty, Place and Policy; Bristol: Policy Press).Google Scholar
  34. Rose, R. (1984) Do Parties Make a Difference? 2nd edn (London: Macmillan and Chatham).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. Salisbury, R. H. (1984) ‘Interest Representation: The Dominance of Interest Groups’, American Political Science Review, 78, 64–78.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Schattschneider, E. E. (1960) The Semi-Sovereign People (New York: Holt, Reinhart, and Winston).Google Scholar
  37. Schlozman, K. L. (2010) ‘Who Sings in the Heavenly Chorus? The Shape of the Organized Interest System’, in J. Berry (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups (Oxford: Oxford University Press).Google Scholar
  38. Schlozman, K. L. and J. T. Tierney (1986) Organized Interests and American Democracy (New York: Harper & Row).Google Scholar
  39. Schmitter, P. (1979) ‘Still the Century of Corporatism?’, in P. Schmitter and G. Lehmbruch (eds.) Trends Towards Corporatist Intermediation (New York: Sage).Google Scholar
  40. Skocpol, T. and M. Fiorina (eds.) (1999) Civic Engagement and American Democracy (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press).Google Scholar
  41. Stanley, H. and R. Niemi (2001) Vital Statistics on American Politics (Washington, DC: CQ Press).Google Scholar
  42. Walker, J. L. (1983) ‘The Origins and Maintenance of Interest Groups in America,’ American Political Science Review, 77, 390–406.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  43. Walker, J. L. (1991) Mobilizing Interest Groups in America (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press).Google Scholar
  44. Wilson, G. K. (1990) Interest Groups (Oxford: Basil Blackwell).Google Scholar
  45. Wonka, A., F. Baumgartner, C. Mahoney, and J. Berkhout (2010) ‘Measuring the Size and Scope of the EU Interest Group Population’, European Union Politics, 11(3), 463–76.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Darren Halpin and Grant Jordan 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Darren Halpin
  • Grant Jordan

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations