Books on Interest Groups

Baumgartner, F. R., and B. Leech. (1998). Basic Interests: The Importance of Groups in Politics and in Political Science. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Berry, J. (1999). The New Liberalism: The Rising Power of Citizen Groups. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution.

Boehmke, F. J. (2005). The Indirect Effect of Direct Legislation: How Institutions Shape Interest Group Systems. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press.

Dahl, R. (2006). A Preface to Democratic Theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Dahl, R. (2005) Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Esterling, K. M. (2004). The Political Economy of Expertise: Information and Efficiency in American National Politics. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Greenstone, J. D. (1977). Labor in American Politics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Herrnson, P. S., R. G. Shaiko, and C. Wilcox. (2005). The Interest Group Connection: Electioneering, Lobbying, and Policymaking in Washington. 2nd ed. Washington, DC : CQ Press.

Olson, Mancur. (1971). The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Putnam, R. (2000). Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Rozell, M. J., C. Wilcox, and D. Madland. (2011). Interest Groups in American Campaigns: The New Face of Electioneering. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

Schattschneider, E. E. (1975). The Semisovereign People: A Realist’s View of Democracy in America. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers.

Truman, D. B. (1993). The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinion. 2nd ed. Berkeley: Institute of Governmental Studies. Wittenberg, E., and

Wittenberg, E. (1994). How to Win in Washington: Very Practical Advice About Lobbying, the Grassroots, and the Media. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Wright, J. R. (1996). Interest Groups and Congress: Lobbying, Contributions, and Influence. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.