The Ivory Bandwagon
International Transmission of Interest-Group Politics
By William H. Kaempfer, Anton D. Lowenberg
This article appeared in the Fall 1999 issue of The Independent Review.
Conservationists had good reason to believe that the 1989 international ivory-trade ban would hasten the African elephants demise. So how was a small group of activists able to generate broad-based public support for the ban?