Robert Salisbury's Interests and Institutions offers the reader a perspective on an important intellectual trend in political science: . . . often called the 'New Institutionalism,' [it] focuses on ways in which the internal organization of political institutions affects policy decisions and other political outcomes.
Interest and Institutions is a collection of essays written by distinguished political scientist Robert Salsibury, a leading analyst of interest group politics. He offers his theories on the workings and influence of groups, organizations, and individuals in many different areas of American politics.
This book is a fine example of an empirical political science that works to reveal American politics from the local community to the national level.
This volume will aid the newcomer to Salisbury's excellent work, in that most of his theoretical essays are here; it will also provide, in a one-volume format, the seasoned researcher with a schematic of the development of his thought as it evolved.