The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinions by David B. Truman
The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinions by David B. Truman
The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinions by David B. Truman
The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinions by David B. Truman
The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinions by David B. Truman
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An analysis of the formation and activities of representative interest groups particularly in relation to the formal institutions of government. 

The Governmental Process (1951, 1971), offers a classic pluralist analysis of interest groups and their relationships with political decision-makers, as well as their significance in American politics. It considers the arguments put forward by some scholars challenging Truman’s views, including Rothman, Olson, and Lindblom. It then discusses two elements of Truman’s account that he deems significant and to require special emphasis: the notion of multiple or overlapping membership and the function of unorganized interests, or potential interest groups. The chapter also evaluates Truman’s views about business groups and concludes with an assessment of the impact of social media on group politics within his framework.

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Hardback, good condition. Wear on jacket, some fading on cover edges and corners. Previous owner's name inscribed on inner leaflet. Pages in good condition, some foxing on edges.

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1963 (first edition, ninth printing).