Elites in the policy process


Elites in the policy process

[by] Robert Presthus

Cambridge University Press, [1974]

大学図書館所蔵 件 / 31



Includes bibliographical references



Originally published in 1974, this volume presents the results of a five-year study, funded by the Canada Council, the main objectives of which were to assemble a comprehensive amount of empirical information on the structure and process of interest groups and the nature of their interactions and influence vis-a-vis government, and to provide a theoretical account and explanation of interest groups in the policy-making process by a comparative analysis of their behavior in two different political systems, i.e. parliamentary and presidential. Three elite groups (interest group executives, legislators, and higher civil servants, numbering 2400 in all), were interviewed at length in eight areas: Washington D.C., Michigan, Louisiana, Washington State, Ottawa, Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia, which made this the most ambitious cross-national comparative investigation of interaction and policy-making yet undertaken.


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I. Political Culture and Interest Group Behavior
  • Part II. Interest Groups: Structure and Function
  • Part III. Patterns of Elite Interaction and Accommodation
  • Part IV. The Bases of Elite Accommodation
  • Part V. Cross-National Variations in Interest Group Behavior
  • Methodological appendix I
  • Methodological appendix II
  • Index of names
  • Index of subjects.

「Nielsen BookData」 より