Estimating Group and Associational Populations: Endemic Problems but Encouraging Progress

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


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.


Social Capital Interest Group Voluntary Sector American Political Science Review Estimate Group 
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