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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.

Changing Policies/Changing Hearts and Minds : The Evolution of the LGBT Movement
Changing Policies/Changing Hearts and Minds: The Evolution of the LGBT Movement
Donald P. Haider-MarkelSteven Sylvester

Looking at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) political landscape today one finds an array of generalist and specialist LGBT interest groups at the national and subnational level, a vibrant social and political community in most metropolitan areas, strong public support for most forms of LGBT equality, LGBT elected officials at every level of government in all regions of the country, and public policies that protect the civil rights of many LGBT individuals as well as couples. Although the struggle for equality by the LGBT movement is not over, the current landscape contrasts sharply with that of a ...

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