Research

PROJECTS

 

1. My paper entitled, "An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Celebrity Support for Political Parties in the United States" has just been published in American Politics Research. You can find it here too!  http://apr.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/11/29/1532673X11429371.abstract?rss=1. 


2. My co-authored (with Dr. Gregory Neddenriep) paper entitled "An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Interest Group Endorsements on Poorly-Aligned Partisans in the 2008 Presidential Election." will be published in Party Politics later this year.


3.  Interest Groups in the States. My paper entitled "Interest Groups in the States," co-authored with Adam Newmark, will be published in the edited volume, Politics in the American States  later this year.


4.  Pressure and Power, edition No. 2. If all goes well, Pressure and Power: Interest Groups in American Politics, Second Edition, will be published by Routledge later this year.


5. The Political Activities of Corporate Executives. I  am putting the finishing touches on my survey of  American corporate executives. It has been a tough road thus far, because my response rate 

has been very low. But I have received 67 usable surveys. I am trying to get at least 100.



DATA


For years, I collected data and then discarded it. This was a mistake. I now keep my data and make it available to anyone who wants it. Here are the data sets from some of my most recent projects. If you need any further information (about, for example, variable coding, question wording, etc.) about the data, please contact me at anownes@utk.edu

Here are some data sets:


The state lobbyists data set (in SPSS format).  I used this data for the article "Lobbying in the New Millennium," which was published in State Politics and Policy Quarterly in 2009.

The large donor data set (in SPSS format). I used this data for the article, “Large Donors: What They Give and What They Get.” This article was recently published in Dr. Cigler’s co-authored volume, Interest Group Politics, 7th Edition (CQ Press).


The gay and lesbian rights interest group founding data set (in STATA format). I used these data for the following paper: “The Population Ecology of Interest Group Formation: Mobilizing for Gay and Lesbian Rights in the United States, 1950-1998.” British Journal of Political Science (2004): 49-67. NOTE: When the menu pops up, indicate that you want to SAVE the file… for some reason opening it from its current location is not working. The data in this data set and the other gay and lesbian group data sets are fairly self-explanatory.

Here is an alternate version of the data, which includes the years 1945-1949 (in STATA format).

Also, here is a document that explains how I built my population list: Notes on Included Groups


The gay and lesbian rights interest group death data set (in STATA format). I used these data for the following paper: “The Population Ecology of Interest Group Death: Gay and Lesbian Rights Interest Groups in the United States, 1945-1998.” (With Daniel Lipinski). British Journal of Political Science (2005): 303-319. NOTE: When the menu pops up, indicate that you want to SAVE the file… for some reason opening it from its current location is not working.


The big city citizen group data set (in SPSS format). I used these data for the following paper: "Citizen Groups in Big City Politics.” State and Local Government Review (Spring 2003): 102-111.


The Washington female lobbyists data set in (SPSS format). A couple of years ago I helped my old friend Michael Bath (Concordia College) analyze some data he and his student Jennifer Gayvert-Owen collected about female Washington lobbyists. Mike and Jennifer wrote an article (I helped) entitled, “Women Lobbyists: The Gender Gap and Interest Representation.” The article appeared in the March 2005 edition of the journal Politics and Policy. I think the variables and the coding are pretty easy to decipher in the file, but if you need any assistance, feel free to contact me.

Note: In the article, on p. 146, Table 5, the N for men under “Number of Congressional Committees” should be 130 instead of 30.


The local interest group power data set (in STATA format). I used these data in the following co-authored paper: “Perceptions of Power: Interest Groups in Local Politics.” State and Local Government Review 37 (2005): 206-216.

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