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Author Rytz, Henriette M., 1979- author
Title Ethnic interest groups in US foreign policy-making : a Cuban-American story of success and failure / Henriette M. Rytz
Imprint [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Note The Debate over Ethnic Interest Group Influence -- The Analysis of Ethnic Interest Group Influence -- Cuban-American Influence on US Cuba Policy -- Conclusion
This book is the first study to offer a comprehensive theoretical and empirically tested answer to the question of ethnic interest group influence. It presents the argument that such groups exert influence through three different types of power - material, identity, and alignment power. Each type of power is operationalized by a variety of indicators, allowing for clear-cut answers as to what makes an ethnic interest group successful - or not. The group in focus in this case study is the Cuban-American National Foundation (CANF), widely assumed to be one of the most influential ethnic interest groups in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s. The analysis comprises a structured-focused comparison of how CANF influenced the outcome of two different legislatives debates that directly affected US policy towards Cuba, and why it failed to do so in a third instance. "Ethnic Groups in US Foreign Policy-Making" not only provides an innovative approach to the study of these interest groups, but also benefits from strong political relevance, as ethnic interest groups have provoked considerable controversy in the public and among policy makers in recent years
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Link Print version: Rytz, Henriette M., 1979- Ethnic interest groups in U.S. foreign policy-making 9781137349798 (DLC) 2013015063 (OCoLC)853664355
Subject Cuban American National Foundation (U.S.)
Cuban Americans -- Politics and government
Cubans -- United States -- Politics and government
Immigrants -- Political activity -- United States -- Case studies
Immigrants -- United States -- Societies, etc. -- Case studies
Pressure groups -- United States -- Influence -- Case studies
Central government bicssc
Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies bicssc
Political science & theory bicssc
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General bisacsh
Politics and Government eflch
Cuba -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Cuba
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