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With its broad spectrum of scholarship on interest groups past and present, Interest Group Politics brings together noted political scientists to provide comprehensive coverage and cutting-edge research on the role and impact of interest groups in U.S. politics, all geared to an undergraduate audience. In the wake of the Citizens United decision and the growth of lobbying into a multi-billion dollar industry, this trusted classic provides students with a guide to the influence and reach of interest groups.

Ethnic Interest Groups and American Foreign Policy : How Influential?
Ethnic Interest Groups and American Foreign Policy: How Influential?
James M. McCormick

In fall 2013, legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate that sought to require Iran to dismantle its nuclear facilities and have Iran’s president certify that Iran was not supporting terrorism or testing ballistic missiles. Without those conditions being met, new sanctions would be imposed on Iran. With the support of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an organization often described as the most influential ethnic lobby in the United States, the bill obtained fifty-nine cosponsors in the Senate; yet the legislation was never brought to the Senate floor, as the Obama administration opposed the bill, since it was seeking to negotiate an ...

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