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Scott, John C.

Lobbying and Society: A Political Sociology of Interest Groups

Scott, John C. - Lobbying and Society: A Political Sociology of Interest Groups, ebook

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Lobbying and political interest groups occupy an ambivalent place in advanced democracies. Lobbying is viewed with suspicion, but is also a critical avenue for voices in policy debates.

This insightful book injects a new sociological understanding of politics and policy. Interest groups help set political agendas, provide support to policymakers, and mobilize resources around issues. They are also the means by which individuals and organizations achieve advantage over others in social and economic life. John C. Scott incorporates theory and research about interest groups into political sociology’s approach to issues of power, inequality, and public policy. As he convincingly reveals, a sociological understanding of lobbying and interest groups illustrates the edges and boundaries of representative democracy itself.

Using case studies and data, and organized by topics such as influence, collective action, representation, and inequality, the book is a critical resource for students of policymaking and political sociology.

Keywords: lobby; lobbying; interest groups; political sociology; sociology; policy; public policy; policymaking; representation; collective action, Social Movements / Activism, Political Issues & Behavior, Social Movements / Activism, Political Issues & Behavior

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Political Sociology
Page amount
200 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509510382
Printed ISBN
9781509510344

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