The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinion

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Contents

PART ONE
Groups in the Political Process
I THE ALLEGED MISCHIEFS OF FACTION3
Group Pressures and the Founding Fathers4
Political Groups Abroad8
The Problem10
II GROUPS AND SOCIETY14
Group Affiliations and Individual Behavior15
The Group Concept23
The Equilibrium of Institutionalized Groups26
Interest Groups33
Associations as Interest Groups39
Conclusion43
III GROUPS AND GOVERNME: INTRODUCTION45
Difficulties in a Group Interpretation of Politics47
Group Diversity and Governmental Complexity52
Associations and Government56
Classifications of Interest Groups63
IV GROUP ORIGINS AND POLITICAL ORIENTATIONS66
The Rise of Labor Organizations66
Trade Associations and Related Groups74
The Rise of Agricultural Groups87
Other Organizational Beginnings93
The Inevitable Gravitation Toward Government104
Summary106

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