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Affirmative AdvocacyRace, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics$
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Dara Z. Strolovitch

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226777405

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226777450.001.0001

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Affirmative Advocacy
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226777450.003.0001

This book investigates the conflicts and contradictions in the practices of advocacy organizations as they fight for social and economic justice in the new millennium, when waning legal exclusions coincide with heightened social, political, and economic inequalities within the populations they represent. It also systematically examines the issues and strategies of advocacy organizations that speak for marginalized populations in American politics. The book brings together normative political theory and empirical social science research methods to explore representation in American interest group and social movement politics. Advocacy organizations are much more active on policy issues affecting a majority of their constituents than they are on issues that affect subgroups within their constituencies. Finally, an overview of the chapters included in the book is given.

Keywords:   advocacy organizations, economic justice, American politics, social justice, social movement politics, American interest group, political theory

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