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Total Lobbying
What Lobbyists Want (and How They Try to Get It)

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  • Date Published: October 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521547116

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  • This book offers a scholarly yet accessible overview of the role of lobbying in American politics. It draws upon extant research as well as original data gathered from interviews with numerous lobbyists across the United States. It describes how lobbyists do their work within all branches of government, at the national, state, and local levels. It thus offers a substantially broader view of lobbying than is available in much of the research literature. Although tailored for students taking courses on interest group politics, Total Lobbying offers an indispensable survey of the field for scholars and others concerned with this important facet of American politics.

    • Provides an overview of existing research and examines new data
    • Uses the words of actual lobbyists to describe and explain the profession of lobbying
    • Examines the full range of lobbying activities in the United States
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    "Total Lobbying gives a thorough and extremely useful overview of what lobbyists do, how they do it, and to what effect. By covering three diverse areas where lobbyists are active: public policy, land-use, and procurement, the reader learns about these diverse policy environments at all levels of government and how lobbyists adopt their strategies to these different requirements imposed by these different policy processes. It fills an important niche in the literature." --Frank Baumgartner, Pennsylvania State University

    "This book is extremely well written and fills several substantial gaps in the literature. By addressing lobbying in an accessible manner, the book helps create better citizens and gives students insights that they can use in the future." --Kenneth Godwin, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521547116
    • length: 278 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 162 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Studying lobbyists and lobbying
    2. Lobbying and lobbyists in the United States: a primer
    3. Public policy lobbying, part 1
    4. Public policy lobbying, part 2
    5. Land-use lobbying
    6. Procurement lobbying
    7. Summary and conclusions.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Governance and Leadership
    • Interest Groups & Social Movements
    • Interest Groups and the Politcs of Lobbying
    • Interest Groups and the Politics of Lobbying
    • Organized Interests
    • Parties, Elections, and Interest Groups
    • Pol Parties & Interest Groups
    • Political and Civic Organizations
  • Author

    Anthony J. Nownes, University of Tennessee
    Anthony Nownes is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he has taught since 1994. His research on interest groups has appeared in a number of outlets including the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics and American Politics Research. His first book, Pressure and Power: Organized Interests in American Politics, was published in 2001.

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