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Affirmative Advocacy: Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics

Dara Z. Strolovitch


The United States boasts scores of organizations that offer crucial representation for groups that are marginalized in national politics, from women to racial minorities to the poor. This systematic study of these organizations explores the challenges and opportunities they face in the new millennium, as waning legal discrimination coincides with increasing political and economic inequalities within the populations they represent. Drawing on data from a survey of 286 organizations and interviews with forty officials, the author finds that groups too often prioritize the interests of their most ... More

Keywords: racial minorities, legal discrimination, economic inequalities, organizations, poor women, inequity, affirmative advocacy, representation, biases, marginalized group

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226777405
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226777450.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dara Z. Strolovitch, author