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Interest Groups, Advocacy and Democracy Series

The Organization Ecology of Interest Communities

Assessment and Agenda

Editors: Halpin, Darren, Lowery, David, Gray, Virginia (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

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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'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


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • An Introduction to the Population Ecology Approach

    Lowery, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Organizational Demography Research in the United States

    Nownes, Anthony J.

    Pages 17-36

  • Interest Organization Demography Research in Europe

    Berkhout, Joost

    Pages 37-59

  • Toward a Population Ecology Approach to Transnational Advocacy? An Emerging Research Field

    Beyers, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

  • Challenges of Integrating Levels of Analysis in Interest Group Research

    Holyoke, Thomas T.

    Pages 79-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Organization Ecology of Interest Communities
Book Subtitle
Assessment and Agenda
Editors
  • Darren Halpin
  • David Lowery
  • Virginia Gray
Series Title
Interest Groups, Advocacy and Democracy Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51431-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137514318
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51430-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 285
Topics