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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.

Advocacy in an Era of Inequality
Advocacy in an Era of Inequality
Burdett A. LoomisAnthony J. Nownes

Few academics become household names. But in the summer of 2014, there was French economist Thomas Piketty, sitting across the table from late-night faux talk show host Stephen Colbert, discussing income inequality and its deleterious effects on the global economy. The man whose book Capital in the Twenty-First Century unexpectedly became a bestseller sat in a chair previously occupied by the likes of former Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant, actor James Franco, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, and comedian Jerry Seinfeld.1 And it was not just Piketty who made the leap from academia to talk show sofa. Political scientists Martin Gilens and Ben Page appeared on The Daily Show ...

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