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Title The scale of interest organization in democratic politics : data and research methods / edited by Darren Halpin and Grant Jordan.
Publish Info Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

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CWRU KSL Stacks 3rd Floor   JF529 .S33 2012 AVAILABLE
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Contents

 List of Tablesvii
 List of Figuresviii
 Acknowledgmentsix
 Notes on Contributorsx
1.Estimating Group and Associational Populations: Endemic Problems but Encouraging Progress / Grant Jordan1
2.Counting the Voices in the Heavenly Chorus: Pressure Participants in Washington Politics / Kay Lehman Schlozman23
3.Interest Organization Populations: The Demands of the Scale of Analysis and the Theoretical Purposes of Counting / David Lowery44
4.The Changing Contours of British Representation: Pluralism in Practice / Jamie Greenan67
5.Numbers in a Niche: A Practitioner's Guide to Mapping Gay and Lesbian Groups in the US / Anthony J. Nownes99
6.Multiple Arenas, Multiple Populations: Counting Organized Interests in Scottish Public Policy / Iain MacLeod118
7.Tracking Interest Group Populations in the US and the UK / Jamie Greenan141
8.The Usual Suspects: Interest Group Dynamics and Representation in Denmark / Peter Munk Christiansen161
9.Mapping the WTO Interest Group System: Exploring Density, Diversity, and Stability Over Time / Caelesta Braun180
10.Above and Below the Radar: Mapping the Distribution of Civil Society Associations in England / John Mohan202
11.Counting at the Local Level / William A. Maloney223
12.Politics Is Not Basketball: Numbers Are Not Results / Darren Halpin245
 Index263
Descript'n xiii, 267 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Interest groups, advocacy and democracy series.
Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Counting the voices in the heavenly chorus: pressure participants in Washington politics / Kay Schlozman -- Enumerating populations of interest organizations: the several theoretical purposes of counting / David Lowery -- Numbers in a niche: lessons from mapping gay and lesbian groups in the US states / Anthony J. Nownes -- The changing contours of British representation: pluralism in practice / Grant Jordan and Jamie Greenan -- Multiple arenas, multiple populations: counting organized interests in Scottish public policy / Darren Halpin, Graeme Baxter and Iain MacLeod -- Tracking interest group populations in the US and UK / Grant Jordan, Frank Baumgartner, John McCarthy, Sean Bevan and Jamie Greenan -- The usual suspects: interest group dynamics and representation in Denmark / Peter Munk Christiansen -- Mapping the WTO interest group system: exploring density, diversity and stability over time / Marcel Hannegraaff, Jan Beyers and Caelesta Braun-Poppelaars -- Below which radar? mapping the activities of unregulated third sector organisations in England / John Mohan -- Counting at the local level: where to stop counting? / William Maloney and Jan van Deth.
Subjects Pressure groups -- Research.
Pressure groups -- Research -- United States.
Pressure groups -- Research -- Europe.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Alt Name Halpin, Darren.
Jordan, A. G.
LC NO JF529 .S33 2012
Dewey No 322.4/30973 23
OCLC # 748328871
ISBN 9780230284432 (alk. paper)
0230284434 (alk. paper)
LCCN 2011042955

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