Explaining Variation in Gun Control Policy Advocacy Tactics among Local Organizations
Zakocs, Ronda C.
Earp, Jo Anne L.
Publication: Health Education & Behavior
Topics: Legislation and Policy Ownership Social Science State
Keywords: advocacy tactics gun control policy motivation political capacity
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The authors evaluated the effect of four organization characteristics (structure, resources, motivation, or political capacity) in explaining their use of advocacy tactics to promote state gun control laws. A questionnaire was sent to the leader of each of 678 organizations identified in 1998; 538 (79%) responded. The four characteristics explained approximately half the variation in local groups’ use of a wide range of advocacy tactics. Organizational structure and resources were unlikely to be related.
Zakocs, R. C., & Earp, J. A. L. (2003). Explaining Variation in Gun Control Policy Advocacy Tactics among Local Organizations. Health Education & Behavior, 30(3), 360-374.
Zakocs, Ronda C., and Jo Anne L. Earp. "Explaining Variation in Gun Control Policy Advocacy Tactics among Local Organizations." Health Education & Behavior 30.3 (2003): 360-74.