The influence of narrow, well-organized groups over political life has plagued the theory and practice of democracy from the Greek polis to the America of the 1980's. In The Rise and Decline of Nations, Mancur Olson, a distinguished economist at the University of Maryland, has imaginatively used the analytical tools of economics and political science to dissect the causes, character and consequences of that influence today.
Schuck, Peter H.
"The Politics of Economic Growth,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 2
, Article 10.
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