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Basic Interests:
The Importance of Groups in Politics and in Political Science
Frank R. Baumgartner & Beth L. Leech

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Ch. 1Progress and Confusion3
Ch. 2Barriers to Accumulation22
Ch. 3The Rise and Decline of the Group Approach44
Ch. 4Collective Action and the New Literature on Interest Groups64
Ch. 5Bias and Diversity in the Interest-Group System83
Ch. 6The Dynamics of Bias100
Ch. 7Building a Literature on Lobbying, One Case Study at a Time120
Ch. 8Surveys of Interest-Group Activities147
Ch. 9Learning from Experience168
AppendixArticles on Interest Groups Published in the American Political Science Review, 1950-1995189
References197
Index217

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