Guide To Interest Groups And Lobbying In United States, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1608717747
  • ISBN-13: 9781608717743
  • DDC: 324.40973
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Overview

GUIDE TO INTEREST GROUPS AND LOBBYING IN THE UNITED STATES offers a thematic analysis of interest groups and lobbying in American politics and over the course of American political history. It explores how interest groups have organized and articulated their support for numerous issues, and have they grown - both in numbers and range of activities - to become an integral part of the U.S. political system.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Summary Table of Contents.
Table of Contents.
About the Editors.
Contributors.
Preface.
Interest Groups and Lobbying in American Politics: The Lay of the Land.
1: Interest Groups: From the Framing to the Twentieth Century.
2: The Evolution of Groups and Lobbying in 18th Century America.
3: Interest Groups and Lobbying in the Nineteenth Century: Tocqueville's America.
4: Groups in Industrializing America and the Origins of Popular Interest Group Politics.
5: Theoretical Approaches to Interest Groups and Lobbying.
6: Group Formation and Maintenance.
7: American Pluralism, Interest Group Liberalism, and Neopluralism.
8: Interest Groups and Social Movements.
9: Economic Models of Interest Groups and Lobbying.
10: Interest Groups and the Growth of Government.
11: The Growth of Government and the Expansion of Interest Groups.
12: Interest Groups and the Courts.
13: Interest Groups and the Executive Branch.
14: Interest Groups and Political Parties: The Politics of Representation.
15: Interest Groups by Sector and Type.
16: Agriculture.
17: Business and Organized Labor.
18: Defense and Homeland Security.
19: Civil Rights.
20: Issue Advocacy Groups and Think Tanks.
21: Religious Interest Groups.
22: Women's and Feminist Movements and Organizations.
23: Public Interest Groups.
24: Professional Associations.
25: Elementary and Secondary Education.
26: Energy and the Environment.
27: Intergovernmental Lobbying.
28: Foreign Lobbying.
29: Interest Groups and Lobbying: Tactics, Techniques, and Regulation.
30: Lobbying and Legislative Strategy.
31: Lobbyists: Who Are They? What Do They Do?.
32: Lobbying: Techniques and Impact.
33: Grassroots, Astroturf, and Internet Lobbying.
34: The First Amendment and the Regulation of Lobbying.
35: Interest Groups, Campaigns, and Elections – and Money.
36: Interest Groups and Federal Campaigns Before the Federal Election Campaign Act.
37: PACs, 527s, and Other Groups in Congressional Elections.
38: Interest Groups in Presidential Elections.
39: Regulating and Reforming Group-Based Electioneering.
40: Groups and Lobbying Beyond the Beltway.
41: Interest Groups and State Politics.
42: Local Interest Groups: Forgotten but Still Influential?.
43: Lobbying in the American Style around the World.
Illustration Credits and Acknowledgments.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Summary Table of Contents.
Table of Contents.
About the Editors.
Contributors.
Preface.
Interest Groups and Lobbying in American Politics: The Lay of the Land.
1: Interest Groups: From the Framing to the Twentieth Century.
2: The Evolution of Groups and Lobbying in 18th Century America.
3: Interest Groups and Lobbying in the Nineteenth Century: Tocqueville's America.
4: Groups in Industrializing America and the Origins of Popular Interest Group Politics.
5: Theoretical Approaches to Interest Groups and Lobbying.
6: Group Formation and Maintenance.
7: American Pluralism, Interest Group Liberalism, and Neopluralism.
8: Interest Groups and Social Movements.
9: Economic Models of Interest Groups and Lobbying.
10: Interest Groups and the Growth of Government.
11: The Growth of Government and the Expansion of Interest Groups.
12: Interest Groups and the Courts.
13: Interest Groups and the Executive Branch.
14: Interest Groups and Political Parties: The Politics of Representation.
15: Interest Groups by Sector and Type.
16: Agriculture.
17: Business and Organized Labor.
18: Defense and Homeland Security.
19: Civil Rights.
20: Issue Advocacy Groups and Think Tanks.
21: Religious Interest Groups.
22: Women's and Feminist Movements and Organizations.
23: Public Interest Groups.
24: Professional Associations.
25: Elementary and Secondary Education.
26: Energy and the Environment.
27: Intergovernmental Lobbying.
28: Foreign Lobbying.
29: Interest Groups and Lobbying: Tactics, Techniques, and Regulation.
30: Lobbying and Legislative Strategy.
31: Lobbyists: Who Are They? What Do They Do?.
32: Lobbying: Techniques and Impact.
33: Grassroots, Astroturf, and Internet Lobbying.
34: The First Amendment and the Regulation of Lobbying.
35: Interest Groups, Campaigns, and Elections – and Money.
36: Interest Groups and Federal Campaigns Before the Federal Election Campaign Act.
37: PACs, 527s, and Other Groups in Congressional Elections.
38: Interest Groups in Presidential Elections.
39: Regulating and Reforming Group-Based Electioneering.
40: Groups and Lobbying Beyond the Beltway.
41: Interest Groups and State Politics.
42: Local Interest Groups: Forgotten but Still Influential?.
43: Lobbying in the American Style around the World.
Illustration Credits and Acknowledgments.
Index.