The author examines the role and impact of interest groups in gambling initiatives in California and Missouri. An attempt to build on current theories of interest group involvement in direct democracy, this study provides an analysis of interest group lobbying in a non-legislative setting.
ROBERT M. ALEXANDER is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Frostburg State University. He previously taught at Bowling Green State University. His research examines interest groups and state and political politics, he has published in the Journal of Politics and the Arkansas Review.