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The People's Lobby: Organizational Innovation and the Rise of Interest Group Politics in the United States, 1890-1925, Clemens, Elisabeth S.
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Author Name:    Clemens, Elisabeth S.

Title:   The People's Lobby: Organizational Innovation and the Rise of Interest Group Politics in the United States, 1890-1925

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    University of Chicago Press 

ISBN Number:   0226109933 / 9780226109930

Seller ID:   ING9780226109930

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In this pathbreaking work, Elisabeth S. Clemens recovers the social origins of interest group politics in the United States. Between 1890 and 1925, a system centered on elections and party organizations was partially transformed by increasingly prominent legislative and administrative policy-making as well as the insistent participation of non-partisan organizations.
Clemens sheds new light on how farmers, workers, and women invented strategies to circumvent the parties. Voters learned to monitor legislative processes, to hold their representatives accountable at the polls, and to institutionalize their ongoing participation in shaping policy. Closely analyzing the organizational politics in three states--California, Washington, and Wisconsin--she demonstrates how the political opportunity structure of federalism allowed regional innovations to exert leverage on national political institutions.
An authoritative statement on the changes in American politics during the Progressive Era, this book will interest political scientists, sociologists, and American historians.



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