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2008

American Politics

Elizabeth A. Stiles

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The Effect Of Distance From Central Cities On Partisan Outcomes In Elections, Elizabeth Stiles, Larry Schwab Mar 2008

The Effect Of Distance From Central Cities On Partisan Outcomes In Elections, Elizabeth Stiles, Larry Schwab

Elizabeth A. Stiles

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Entrepreneurs, Organizational Strength And The Pursuit Of Public Goods By Voluntary Organizations, Elizabeth Stiles Mar 2008

Entrepreneurs, Organizational Strength And The Pursuit Of Public Goods By Voluntary Organizations, Elizabeth Stiles

Elizabeth A. Stiles

Robert Salisbury has assumed that interest group entrepreneurs are profit-driven and make attempts to procure collective goods to increase their membership and revenue. This article's research question takes the reverse of Salisbury's claim: can interest group entrepreneurs increase the likelihood of procuring collective goods by increasing their organizational strength? Results of a study of statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) organizations show that larger memberships are positively and significantly associated with success in procuring collective goals while increased budgets are significantly but negatively associated. The implications are twofold. First, the assumption that entrepreneurs pursue collective goods for ...