Interest Group Politics in the Northeastern States examines each of the twelve rtheastern states in a separate chapter that seeks to convey the flavor and dynamics of politics in that state as a foundation for explaining the lobbying activities found within the state. The interest groups are placed within a historical context and within the current framework of the structure of state government and the party system. Additionally, the lobby registration laws, restrictions on lobbyists, PAC regulations, PAC patterns and political contribution patterns, and relative power of the various interest groups in each state are ted as they have changed over time. Contents Ronald J. Hrebenar/The Role of Interest Groups in Northeastern Politics Sarah McCally Morehouse/Connecticut: Political Parties Court the Interest Groups Janet B. Johnson and Joseph A. Pika/Delaware: Friends and Neighbors Politics Douglas I. Hodgkin/Maine: From the Big Three to Diversity Ronald C. Lippincott and Larry W. Thomas/Maryland: The Struggle for Power in the Midst of Changes, Complexity, and Institutional Constraints John C. Berg/Massachusetts: Citizen Power and Corporate Power Robert Egbert and Michelle Ann Fistek/New Hampshire: Tradition and the Challenge of Growth Barbara G. Salmore and Stephen A. Salmore/New Jersey: From Political Hacks to Political Action Committees David L. Cingranelli/New York: Powerful Groups and Powerful Parties Patricia McGee Crotty/Pennsylvania: Individualism Writ Large Mark S. Hyde/Rhode Island: The Politics of Intimacy Frank Bryan and Ann Hallowell/Vermont: Interest Groups in a Rural Techpolity James R. Oxendale and Allan S. Hammock/West Virginia: Coal and the New West Virginia Politics Clive S. Thomas/The Changing Nature of Interest Group Activity in the Northeast
Ronald J. Hrebenar is Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah. Clive S. Thomas is Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska, Southeast. They are co-editors of Interest Group Politics in the South (1992), Interest Group Politics in the Midwest (1993), and Interest Group Politics in the American West (1987).