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Who Speaks for the Poor

National Interest Groups and Social Policy

By Richard A. Jr Hays

Routledge – 2010 – 278 pages

Series: Politics and Policy in American Institutions

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Description

This book addresses the central question of how the interests of the poor gain representation in the political process by examining the interest group system.

Reviews

"Hay's project provides much-needed insights into the configuration of organizations that testified on key pieces of legislation during a critical era in the history of American social welfare policy." -- Douglas R. Imig, University of Memphis, for the American Political Science Review

"This book should be mandatory reading for all advocates attempting to affect public policy on behalf of the poor.

Ralph Da Costa Nunez, Institute for Children and Poverty

Political Science Quarterly."

Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Interest Groups in American Politics; 3. Poverty and Political Action; 4. Interest Groups in Social Policy; 5. Interest Groups and the Policy Process; 6. Mobilizing the Poor

Author Bio

R. Allen Hays is professor of political science and Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy at the University of Northern Iowa. He is the author of two previous books on public policy and housing interests.

Name: Who Speaks for the Poor: National Interest Groups and Social Policy (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Richard A. Jr Hays. This book addresses the central question of how the interests of the poor gain representation in the political process by examining the interest group system.
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