Democracy and Interest Groups: Enhancing Participation? de G. JordanDemocracy and Interest Groups: Enhancing Participation? de G. Jordan

Democracy and Interest Groups: Enhancing Participation?

deG. Jordan

Couverture rigide | 24 août 2007 | anglais

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Democracy and Interest Groups assesses the contribution that interest groups make to the democratic involvement of citizens and the generation of social capital. The authors draw on new surveys of groups and members and more unusually with non-participants. It also makes use of in-depth interviews with campaign group leaders and organizers.
GRANT JORDAN is Professor of Politics at Aberdeen University, UK. His first book (with Jeremy Richardson) wasGoverning Under Pressure(1979). Other major titles areShell, Greenpeace and Brent Spar(2001);The British Administrative System(1994);Government and Pressure Groups in Britain(1987);The Pro...
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Titre :Democracy and Interest Groups: Enhancing Participation?Format :Couverture rigideDimensions :233 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.56 poPublié le :24 août 2007Publié par :Palgrave MacmillanLangue :anglais

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ISBN - 10 :0333763335

ISBN - 13 :9780333763339

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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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''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