Lobbying in America: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Ronald J. Hrebenar
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  • ISBN-10: 1598841130
  • ISBN-13: 9781598841138
  • DDC: 328.73
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 289 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

Lobbying in America: A Reference Handbook offers readers an insightful survey of interest group politics in the United States -- the strategies, techniques and impact both positive and negative. Written by one of the nation's premier scholars on the subject, it reveals the inner workings of the lobbying process like no other volume before it.

Lobbying in America traces the growth of interest groups from the nation's infancy to the present. The book examines a range of related issues and controversies, including infamous scandals, attempts to regulate lobbying, and the overriding constitutional question of whether limiting money in politics is an infringement of free speech. Comparisons to lobbying systems in other countries as well as listings of key organizations and an extensive bibliography round out a volume that could not be more timely.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Foreword.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Tables.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Worldwide Perspective.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Scholars and Commentators.
7: Frank R. Baumgartner (1958–).
8: Jeffrey M. Berry (dates unknown).
9: Jeffrey Birnbaum (dates unknown).
10: Virginia Gray (dates unknown).
11: Ronald J. Hrebenar (1945–).
12: Grant Jordan (dates unknown).
13: David Lowery (1952–).
14: Andrew McFarland (dates unknown).
15: Anthony J. Nownes (dates unknown).
16: Robert Salisbury (dates unknown).
17: Kay Lehman Schlozman (dates unknown).
18: Philippe C. Schmitter (dates unknown).
19: Wolfgang Streeck (dates unknown).
20: Clive S. Thomas (1945–).
21: James Q. Wilson (1931–).
22: Interest Group Founders and Leaders.
23: Ethel Percy Andrus (1884–1967).
24: Glynn R. Birch (dates unknown).
25: Carrie Chapman Catt (1859–1947).
26: César Chávez (1927–1993).
27: Joan Claybrook (1937–).
28: Christopher C. DeMuth (1946–).
29: James C. Dobson (1936–).
30: Jerry L. Falwell (1933–2007).
31: Edwin J. Feulner Jr. (1941–).
32: Sandra S. Froman (1949–).
33: John W. Gardner (1912–2002).
34: Candace Lynne “Candy” Lightner (1946–).
35: George Meany (1894–1980).
36: Ralph Nader (1934–).
37: Cecile Richards (dates unknown).
38: John Sweeney (1934–).
39: Nelson Strobridge “Strobe” Talbott III (1946–).
40: Wilbert Joseph “Billy” Tauzin II (1943–2003).
41: Jack Joseph Valenti (1921–2007).
42: Fredric Michael “Fred” Wertheimer (1939–).
43: Influential Lobbyists.
44: Jack Abramoff (1959–).
45: Thomas Hale “Tommy” Boggs Jr. (1940–).
46: Gerald Cassidy (1940–).
47: Linda Daschle (1955–).
48: Robert Joseph “Bob” Dole (1923–).
49: Edward W. Gillespie (1962–).
50: Joel Jankowsky (dates unknown).
51: Tony Podesta (dates unknown).
52: Jack Quinn (1949–).
53: Data and Documents.
54: Classical Writings.
55: Federalist No. 10 (1787).
56: Democracy in America (1835).
57: The Process of Government (1908).
58: The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinion (1951).
59: The Semisovereign People (1960).
60: Who Governs? (1961).
61: The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups (1965).
62: Political Organizations (1973).
63: Still the Century of Corporatism? (1974).
64: Lobbying.
65: “Gimme Five”—Investigation of Tribal Lobbying Matters. Final Report Before the Committee on Indian Affairs. One Hundred and Ninth Congress, Second Session. June 22, 2006.
66: Lobbying Reform: Accountability through Transparency. House Committee on Rules, March 2, 2006 Thomas E. Mann, Brookings Institution.
67: The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.
68: The Role of Money in American Politics: The Tillman Act (1907).
69: Federal Corrupt Practices Act (1910, 1911, and 1925).
70: Hatch Act (1939 and 1940).
71: Federal Election Campaign Act (1971, 1974, 1976, and 1979).
72: Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (2002).
73: McConnell v. Federal Election Commission. 540 U.S. 93 (2003). Argued September 8, 2003. Decided December 10, 2003. Governmental Interests Underlying New FECA.
74: References.
75: Directory of Organizations, Associations, and Agencies.
76: Selected Print and Nonprint Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Authors.