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POLI 100E: INTEREST GROUP POLITICS
Spring Quarter AY2004-2005
Department of Political Science
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0521
Classroom: York 2622
Time: 2:00 - 2:50PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Instructor: Keith T. Poole
Room 393 Social Sciences Building
The following texts will be
used in this course:
Office Hours: Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:30 or by appointment
WebSite: Voteview Home Page
- E. E. Schattschneider, The Semisovereign People
Grades will be determined by two examinations -- one mid-quarter exam
and a final exam. The exams will consist of short answer questions.
The midterm will be worth 1/3 and the final 2/3 of the course grade.
The midterm will be on Friday, 29 April 2005 during class
The final is scheduled for Monday, 6 June 2005, from 3:00 - 6:00PM (The exam will be 2 hours during this block).
Why Study Interest Groups?
Why are there so Many Interest Groups?
- Chapters 1, 2, and 3, The Semisovereign People
Theories of Interest Group Politics: The Pluralist View
Theories of Interest Group Politics: Mancur Olson's The Logic of Collective
The Interest Group Universe in Modern American Politics
- Kenneth A. Shepsle and Mark S. Bonchek. 1997. Analyzing Politics, Chapter 9,
- Kay Lehman Schlozman. 1984. "What Accent the Heavenly Chorus? Political Equality and the
American Pressure System." The Journal of Politics, 46:1006-1032.
- Henry E. Brady, Kay Lehman Schlozman, and Sidney Verba. 1999. "Prospecting for Participants:
Rational Expectations and the Recruitment of Political Activists." The American Political
Science Review, 93:153-168.
Interest Groups and National Elections
- Chapters 4, 5, and 6, The Semisovereign People
Interest Groups and Congress: Who Wins and Why
- Dennis P. Quinn and Robert Y. Shapiro. 1991. "Business Political Power: The Case of Taxation."
The American Political Science Review, 85:851-874.
Interest Groups, The Executive Branch, and the Courts: Who Wins and Why
- Gregory A. Caldeira and John R. Wright. 1988. "Organized Interests and Agenda Setting
in the U.S. Supreme Court." The American Political Science Review, 82:1109-1127.
Do the People Get What they Want?