Interest Groups Unleashed

Interest Groups Unleashed

By: Paul S. Herrnson (editor), Clyde Wilcox (editor), Christopher J. Deering (editor), Stacey L. Joyner (editor)Paperback

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New scholarship for a new paradigm in interest groups politics...The 2010 campaign and election was pivotal: the Republican takeover of the House, the advent of "super PACs," and record-breaking sums spent on a midterm election. More than ever before, interest groups were able to mobilize new resources and new technologies in a shifting set of House and Senate races. This timely volume explores--in a series of lively case studies--a cross-section of groups, communities, and networks that vividly illustrates the "unleashing" of interest group activity in the electoral process in response to Citizens United and other court cases and events.

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Paul S. Herrnson is director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship and professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Congressional Elections: Campaigning at Home and in Washington, 4th ed. (2004) and Party Campaigning in the 1980s (1988) and coauthor of The Financiers of Congressional Elections (2003). He is coeditor of several volumes, including War Stories from Capitol Hill (2003), Responsible Partisanship? The Evolution of American Political Parties Since 1950 (2003), Multiparty Politics in America, 2nd ed. (2002), and Playing Hardball: Campaigning for the U.S. Congress (2000). He has served as an American Political Science Association congressional fellow and has received several teaching awards, including an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Maryland. Stacey Joyner is a Program Associate at SEDL-a nonprofit education research, development, and dissemination corporation based in Austin, TX. She participates in efforts to build state education staff capacity to serve districts and schools. She is the former editor of the USDE's Reading First newsletter The Notebook, and former editor of the Texas Comprehensive Center's newsletter Texas Focus. She is co-author of SEDL's Working Systemically in Action, a comprehensive process for school improvement. Prior to joining SEDL, Ms. Joyner served as the Reading Coordinator for the Idaho State Department of Education. She has 11 years of teaching experience. She has served as a reading specialist and teacher trainer for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ms. Joyner holds a BA in Elementary Education from Idaho State University and an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin. Clyde Wilcox is a professor of government at Georgetown University. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Serious Money: Fundraising and Contributing in Presidential Nomination Campaigns (1995), Onward Christian Soldiers: The Christian Right in American Politics (1996), and Interest Groups in American Campaigns: The New Face of Electioneering (1999). His edited books include Women in Elected Office: Past, Present, and Future (1998), The Politics of Gay Rights (2000), and Understanding Public Opinion, 2nd ed. (2002).


A New Era of Interest Group Participation in Federal Elections American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS Drugs, Doctors and Hospitals: Campaigning Post Healthcare Reform It Wasn't Easy Being Green in 2010: The League of Conservation Voters and the Uphill Battle to make the Environment Better More Bang for the Buck? Defense Industry Contributions and the 2010 Elections Netroots Political Associations Nimble Giants: How National Interest Groups Worked to Harness Grassroots Tea Party Enthusiasm Onward Union Soldiers? Organized Labor's Future in American Elections The Electoral Influence of Corporations The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the 2010 Elections

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781452203782
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781452203782
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1452203784

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