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Lobbying Reconsidered Politics under the Influence

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ISBN-10: 0136032656

ISBN-13: 9780136032656

Edition: 2008

Authors: Gary Andres, Paul Hernnson

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Lobbying Reconsidered: Politics Under the Influence, reveals how lobbying is a complex process that involves more than just relationships, friends, access, favors, and influence. This book offers a broader perspective on this important dimension of American public policymaking. As a person who straddles the worlds of Washington insider and interest group scholar, author Gary Andres hopes to use his experience and insight in in the lobbying world to help readers navigate beyond the conventional wisdom, and guide them to a deeper, broader understanding.
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Book details

List price: $61.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.74" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
A Broader Perspective On Lobbying
Causes and Consequences of Lobbying Change
The Causes of Change-A Closer Look
Growing Government Complexity, Decentralization, Sunshine Laws, and Activism
Regulating Money in Elections and Public Policy
Partisan Polarization
Old Media Fragmentation, the Internet, and New Media
The Consequences of Change-A Closer Look
A Different Dependent Variable-How the Political Environment Shapes Lobbying
Reciprocal Impacts-Lobbyist Facilitation of Government Growth?
Research Approach
A Note on Definition
Organization of this Book
Summary
Notes
Foundations of Lobbying
An Enduring Public Scorn
The Institutional Framework of Lobbying in America
Interest Groups in an Earlier Era-The Rise of Association-Based Advocacy
An Upside of Influence?
Foundations of Modern Lobbying-A Broader Perspective
Summary
Notes
The New Advocacy Industry-Growth and Institutionalization in the Lobbying World
The Size of the Interest Group/Lobbying World in Earlier Studies
The Washington Representatives Book and Other Evidence of Growth
Public Interest Groups/Non-Governmental Organizations
The Rise of the Political Action Committee
The Rise of Grassroots-Organizing the Ground War
Increasing the Supply of Advertising
Summary
Notes
Governmental Growth and the Advocacy Industry
Government Facilitation of Lobbying Growth
Changing Congressional Environment
An Evolving Seniority System
Proliferation of Subcommittees
Growth of Staff
Changing Regulatory Environment
Sunshine Laws, Greater Openness, and Accountability
Lobbying: Another Keystone in the Washington Establishment?
New Government-Induced Risks or Rewards
Competitive Advantage-The Lobbying Equivalent of the Hatfields and McCoys
Multiple Entry Points
Partisan Control and the Oversight Agenda
Opportunities for Policy Entrepreneurs
Boosting the Need for Policy Specialists
Summary
Notes
Partisanship and the Advocacy Industry
Polarization, Party Leadership in Congress, and Lobbying
Partisanship and the Growth of Reverse Lobbying
Polarization and Earmarking
Lobbying and Party Organizations in a Polarized Age
Partisanship, Leadership PACs, and Lobbying
Partisanship and the Rise and Fall of Soft Money
Polarization and Partisan Lobbying Firms
Partisanship and the Democratic Majority
Partisanship Empowers Lobbyists
Summary
Notes
Lobbying in a Hyper Media Age
Lobbying and Media Fragmentation
Lobbying and the 24-Hour News Cycle
Lobbying and New Media
Microtargeting as Tactical Response
Summary
Notes
The New Lobbying Toolbox
The New Tool Box-Preliminary Observations and Generalizations
Research-Information as Power
Validators: Think Tanks and Issue Experts
Earned Media-Shaping the Playing Field
Paid Media-Air Cover
Grass roots-Ground Cover
Specialized Consultants
Lobbying the White House with Specialized Consultants
Money Tools-Access and Change
PACs: The Institutionalization of Campaign Finance
Independent Expenditures: Shaping the Environment
New Media/Internet/Blogs-Leveraging a Fragmented World
Summary
Notes
Lobbying and Strategic Choices
Resources
Competitive Pressures
Air Cover/Ground Cover Demands
Visibility of the Issue
Relations to Allies
Early Adaptors
Time of Season
Context-Playing Offense or Defense and Type of Policy
Context Continued-Venue Shopping
Putting it All Together-Lobbying on Health Care
Summary
Notes
Lobbying Reconsidered
Impact on the Process and Strategic Goals
Lobbyists and Interest Groups are Not Omnipotent
Debunking the Myth of Commoditization
Lobbying About More Than Influence
Structure and Dynamism
Lobbying More Structurally and Tactically Diverse than Suggested by Conventional Wisdom
Lobbying Not Static-Constantly Adapting
Campaign-Infused Advocacy
Unintended Consequences of Reform
Lobbying Both a Cause and a Consequence of Governmental Action
Lobbying Growth and Reform-The One-Way Door
Summary
Notes
Index