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Author Berry, Jeffrey M., 1948- author.

Title Lobbying for the people : the political behavior of public interest groups / Jeffrey M. Berry
Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1977


Description 1 online resource (344 pages)
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Contents The origins and maintenance of public interest organizations -- Organizational resources -- Public interest representatives -- Speaking for those who can't: the fund for animals -- "Fighting the fights that others don't": the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom -- Communication and decision making -- The tactics of advocacy ... -- ... And the strategies of influence -- Public interest groups and the governmental process
Summary In recent years there has been growing recognition of the role played in American politics by groups such as Common Cause, the Sierra Club, and Zero Population Growth. This book considers their work in terms of their origins and development, resources, patterns of recruitment, decision-making processes, and lobbying tactics. How do public interest groups select the issues on which they work? How do they allocate their resources? How do they choose strategies for influencing the federal government? Professor Berry examines these questions, focusing in particular on the process by which organi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Public interest groups -- United States
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Advocacy.
Public interest groups
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781400867301