Citizens, Political Communication, and Interest Groups: Environmental Organizations in Canada and the United States

By John C. Pierce; Mary Ann E. Steger et al. | Go to book overview

Contents
Figure and Tablesix
Series Forewordxiii
Acknowledgmentsxvii
1 Information, Individuals, and Interest Groups1
The Interest Group Perspective2
Interest Groups and the Postindustrial Quandary5
Postindustrial Society7
Value Change9
Issue Change12
New Issues13
New Dimensions13
The Quandary14
Responses to the Quandary15
Assessing the Role of Groups20
The Canadian and American Contexts21
The American and Canadian Contexts in Brief28
Hypotheses Guiding the Study of Canadian and American Environmental Interest Groups29
Conclusion31
2 The Political Culture Context33
Data Sources34
Dimensions of Political Culture36

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figure and Tables ix
  • Series Foreword xiii
  • Notes xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Chapter One - Information, Individuals, and Interest Groups 1
  • Conclusion 31
  • Chapter Two - the Political Culture Context 33
  • Notes 64
  • Chapter Three - Trust in Sources of Policy-Relevant Information 69
  • Notes 94
  • Chapter Four - the Information Incentive 95
  • Notes 120
  • Chapter Five - Organizational Resources and Informational Capacity 123
  • Notes 147
  • Chapter Six - Environmental Groups as Communicators 151
  • Note 170
  • Chapter Seven - Interest Groups, Individuals, and the Technical Information Quandary 171
  • Conclusion 186
  • Appendix Survey Questionnaires 191
  • References 211
  • Index 223
  • ABOUT THE AUTHORS 227
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