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Expanding the Scope of Conflict: Interest Groups and Interstate Compacts

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  • Ann O'M. Bowman
  • Neal D. Woods

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This study looks at how the characteristics of states' interest group environments affect state participation in interstate compacts. Drawing on prominent theories of interest system characteristics, we hypothesize that interest group density and concentration will influence a state's propensity to join compacts. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Ann O'M. Bowman & Neal D. Woods, 2010. "Expanding the Scope of Conflict: Interest Groups and Interstate Compacts," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(3), pages 669-688.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:3:p:669-688
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    1. Charles Davis & Katherine Hoffer, 2012. "Federalizing energy? Agenda change and the politics of fracking," Policy Sciences, Springer;Society of Policy Sciences, vol. 45(3), pages 221-241, September.

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