Pressure Groups by Jeremy J. RichardsonPressure Groups by Jeremy J. Richardson

Pressure Groups

EditorJeremy J. Richardson

Paperback | May 1, 1993

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Since the early 1950s pressure groups have been recognized as playing a key role in the policy process in western democracies. As legislature and political parties have declined in influence, the relationship between pressure groups and government has become highly developed. This haspresented both problems and opportunities for the participation of ordinary citizens in the governmental process. This book reviews some of the key theoretical concepts developed in the study of pressure groups and presents a series of up-to-date studies of their role in particular countries,including the UK, USA, France, and the former Soviet Union. It is an authoritative collection, edited by one of Britain's leading pressure group analysts, and will be invaluable for both students and practitioners who want to understand current developments in the lobbying process.
Jeremy J. Richardson is at University of Warwick.
Title:Pressure GroupsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:May 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Groups and GovernmentPart I: Pressure Group Theory1. The Process of Government2. The Logic of Collective Action3. Interest Groups and the Fallacy of the Liberal Fallacy4. The Pluralism of Pluralism: An Anti-theory?Part II: Pressure Groups in Practice5. Democratization and the Growth of Pressure Groups in the Soviet Union6. Interest Group Behaviour in Britain: Continuity and Change7. Interest Groups in Denmark8. Interest Groups in Italy: From Pressure Activity to Policy Networks9. American Interest Groups10. Canadian Pressure Groups: Talking Chameleons11. Pluralism and Pressure Politics in France12. Pressure Group Politics in West Germany13. Interest Groups in the European Community14. Three Faces of Associational Politics: Interest Groups in Politics in Israel15. Australian Interest Groups16. Pressure Groups in JapanFurther Reading

Editorial Reviews

`The first four papers deal with pressure group theory, the remaining twelve present up-to-date studies of pressure groups' role in various countries.'Journal of Consumer Policy