Pressure, power and policy : State autonomy and policy networks in Britain and the United States / Martin J. Smith
New York : Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993
ix, 262 p. ; 24 cm
Pressure groups and policy-making. -- Part I : Theory -- Pluralism, corporatism and Marxism: traditional approaches to state/group relations. -- State autonomy and policy networks: reconceptualising state/group relations. -- Social change, ideology and pressure groups: how policy networks change. -- Part II : Case studies -- Agricultural policy: the paradigm policy community. -- Business and public policy: the problem of business policy networks. -- Professional power: the doctors and health policy. -- Publi interest gropus amd policy networks: the case of consumer policy. -- Pressure groups, policy networks and the state.