Encyclopedia of Interest Groups and Lobbyists in the United States, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0765680025
  • ISBN-13: 9780765680020
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 786 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released October 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000

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This is the first comprehensive general reference on the major American interest groups. It provides vital information on the lobbies and special interest groups that dominate American politics today, and on the reasons for their power.

Introduced by an informative overview covering the historical, legal, and political framework in which interest groups operate, the Encyclopedia describes thirteen recognized categories of interest groups in signed articles by experts in each area. Immediately following each article are A-Z entries on all the major interest groups in that category -- 172 entries in all. Each entry includes the name of the organization; membership and budget statistics; tables of donations to candidates in the 1996 and 1998 elections; the group's history and general legislative interests; its major successes and failures, and its lobbying activities.

Appendices list the major interest groups in different categories ranked by donations, membership size, and budget, and are cross-referenced to the main entries. Lists of top officials and contact information and addresses are also included, along with a detailed bibliography and index.

Originally published in print format in 2000.

Table of Contents

Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Abbreviations and Acronyms.
1: Banking, Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate.
2: American Bankers Association.
3: America's Community Bankers.
4: American Council of Life Insurance.
5: American Financial Services Association.
6: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
7: Credit Union National Association.
8: Independent Community Bankers of America.
9: Independent Insurance Agents of America.
10: Investment Company Institute.
11: Mortgage Bankers Association of America.
12: National Association of Independent Insurers.
13: National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
14: National Association of Life Underwriters.
15: National Association of Professional Insurance Agents.
16: National Association of Realtors.
17: National Venture Capital Association.
18: Securities Industry Association.
19: Service, Trade, and Professional.
20: American Bar Association.
21: American Gaming Association.
22: American Hotel and Motel Association.
23: American Library Association.
24: American Association of Advertising Agencies.
25: Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
26: Food Marketing Institute.
27: Fraternal Order of Police.
28: National Association of Convenience Stores.
29: National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
30: National Association of Social Workers.
31: National Automobile Dealers Association.
32: National Beer Wholesalers Association.
33: National Federation of Independent Business.
34: National Funeral Directors Association.
35: National Restaurant Association.
36: Petroleum Marketers Association of America.
37: United States Chamber of Commerce.
38: Media, Entertainment, and Information.
39: Accuracy in Media.
40: American Council on Education.
41: Association of American Publishers.
42: Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.
43: Magazine Publishers of America.
44: Motion Picture Association of America.
45: National Association of Broadcasters.
46: National Cable Television Association.
47: Newspaper Association of America.
48: Recording Industry Association of America.
49: Software and Information Industry Association.
50: Health and Medical.
51: American Academy of Ophthalmology.
52: American Cancer Society.
53: American Chiropractic Association.
54: American College of Emergency Physicians.
55: American Dietetic Association.
56: American Federation for AIDS Research.
57: American Healthcare Association.
58: American Heart Association.
59: American Hospital Association.
60: American Medical Association.
61: American Nurses Association.
62: American Occupational Therapy Association.
63: American Psychiatric Association.
64: American Society of Anesthesiologists.
65: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
66: Agriculture.
67: American Farm Bureau Federation.
68: American Agriculture Movement.
69: American Meat Institute.
70: American Sugarbeet Growers Association.
71: International Dairy Foods Association.
72: National Association of Wheat Growers.
73: National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
74: National Chicken Council.
75: National Cotton Council of America.
76: National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
77: National Farmers Organization.
78: National Farmers Union.
79: National Grange.
80: National Pork Producers Council.
81: Organic Trade Association.
82: United Egg Association.
83: Environment.
84: Environmental Defense Fund.
85: Friends of the Earth.
86: Greenpeace.
87: Izaak Walton League.
88: League of Conservation Voters.
89: National Audubon Society.
90: National Wildlife Federation.
91: Rainforest Action Network.
92: Sierra Club.
93: Wise Use Movement.
94: Industry, Construction, and Transport.
95: Aerospace Industries Association.
96: Air Transport Association.
97: American Forest and Paper Association.
98: American Furniture Manufacturers Association.
99: American Textile Manufacturers Institute.
100: American Trucking Associations.
101: Associated Builders and Contractors.
102: Business Roundtable.
103: Chemical Manufacturers Association.
104: Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
105: Edison Electric Institute.
106: National Association of Home Builders.
107: National Association of Manufacturers.
108: National Mining Association.
109: Nuclear Energy Institute.
110: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
111: Printing Industries of America.
112: Semiconductor Industry Association.
113: Technology Network.