Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The Dual Motives of Interest Group Research

Scholars look at interest groups in two ways. Political science informs the first. It examines who makes up the groups and why they act, and determines the consequences of their actions. The second method is more sociological, with an eye toward the relationship between the state and societal interests.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2001-002
  • Author(s): Graham K. Wilson