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Democracy and Interest Groups

Enhancing Participation?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Grant Jordan, William A. Maloney
    Pages 70-85
  3. Grant Jordan, William A. Maloney
    Pages 86-112
  4. Grant Jordan, William A. Maloney
    Pages 113-144
  5. Grant Jordan, William A. Maloney
    Pages 145-170
  6. Grant Jordan, William A. Maloney
    Pages 171-192
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-233

About this book


Democracy and Interest Groups assesses the contribution that interest groups make to the democratic involvement of citizens and the generation of social capital. The authors draw on new surveys of groups and members and more unusually with non-participants. It also makes use of in-depth interviews with campaign group leaders and organizers.


capital democracy Generation organization participation social capital

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of AberdeenUK
  2. 2.University of NewcastleUK

About the authors

GRANT JORDAN is Professor of Politics at Aberdeen University, UK. His first book (with Jeremy Richardson) was Governing Under Pressure (1979). Other major titles are Shell, Greenpeace and Brent Spar (2001); The British Administrative System (1994); Government and Pressure Groups in Britain (1987); The Protest Business (1997) with William A. Maloney; and Engineers and Professional Self-Regulation (1992).

WILLIAM A. MALONEY is Professor of Politics, University of Newcastle, UK. His major research outputs include: The European Automobile Industry (1999) with Andrew McLaughlin; The Protest Business (1997) with Grant Jordan; and Managing Policy Change in Britain (1994) with Jeremy Richardson. He has recently completed an edited research volume (with Sigrid Roßteutscher) Social Capital and Associations in European Democracies (2006).

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'This is an innovative text which combines a solid theoretical analysis with the results of a substantial research project. The text should be read by any scholar with an interest in the broad field of participation and would make a welcome addition to any academic library.' - Political Studies Review