Interest Groups and Lobbying: Pursuing Political Interests in America

Interest Groups and Lobbying: Pursuing Political Interests in America

by Thomas T. Holyoke

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Overview

Interest Groups and Lobbying shows how political organizations and their lobbyists play a crucial role in how policy is made in the United States. It cuts through the myths and misconceptions about interest groups and lobbyists with an accessible and comprehensive text supported by real world examples and the latest research.

New to the Second Edition

• Fully updates and expands the discussion of social media and other online activity engaged in by interest groups, showing that they have become more sophisticated in their use of the internet - especially social media - for keeping current members informed and for their advocacy work.

• New case studies on more recent advocacy efforts.

• Updated data used in the book, including:

• Total number and types of interest groups lobbying in Washington, DC

• Total number and types of interest groups lobbying in the fifty states

• Data on campaign contributions

• Data on amicus briefs and case sponsorship

• Data on stages of the lawmaking process where interest groups appear to lobby the most

• New data on revolving-door lobbyists

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367485900
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/30/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Interest groups and lobbyists play a crucial role in how public policy is made in the United States' representative democracy. By helping citizens organize and pursue their self-interests in the political arena, interest groups and lobbyists are an alternative but very effective form of representation. However, the adversarial nature of interest groups often fuels voter discomfort with the political process. Interest Groups and Lobbying is an accessible and comprehensive text that examines the crux of this conflict.

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