This volume combines chapters by a distinguished group of social movement scholars, from both sociology and political science, who use perspectives ranging from political process theory to rational choice and collective action approaches to evaluate the functioning of institutions of American government and the public policies that they produce. A diverse group of movements and interests are featured: women, public interest, native America, the environment, the Christian Right, abortion, gay rights, and homelessness among them.
Anne N. Costain is professor of political science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Andrew S. McFarland is professor of political science at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Rowman & Littlefield
Date of Publication
Government & Constitution
People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations and the Political Process