Interest Groups and Lobbying: Pursuing Political Interests in America by Thomas T. HolyokeInterest Groups and Lobbying: Pursuing Political Interests in America by Thomas T. Holyoke

Interest Groups and Lobbying: Pursuing Political Interests in America

byThomas T. Holyoke

Paperback | October 27, 2016

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Interest groups and lobbyists play a crucial role in how public policy is made in the United States' representative democracy. By helping citizens organize and pursue their self-interests in the political arena, interest groups and lobbyists are an alternative but very effective form of representation. However, the adversarial nature of interest groups often fuels voter discomfort with the political process. Interest Groups and Lobbying is an accessible and comprehensive text that examines the crux of this conflict. Pulling together two areas of interest group research (why advocacy organizations form and how they are able to gain influence in Washington) DC. Thomas T. Holyoke shows students the inner workings of interest groups in the United States. Using case studies to clarify and expand on the issues surrounding lobbying and group action in federal, state, and local government, Holyoke explores how we can use interest groups and their adversarial impulse to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of people.
Thomas T. Holyokeis associate professor of political science at California State University, Fresno. He is the author ofCompetitive Interests: Competition and Compromise in American Interest Group Politicsand journal articles published in theAmerican Journal of Political Science, Congress and the Presidency, Political Research Quarterl...
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Title:Interest Groups and Lobbying: Pursuing Political Interests in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:October 27, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Interest groups and lobbyists play a crucial role in how public policy is made in the United States' representative democracy. By helping citizens organize and pursue their self-interests in the political arena, interest groups and lobbyists are an alternative but very effective form of representation. However, the adversarial nature of interest groups often fuels voter discomfort with the political process. Interest Groups and Lobbying is an accessible and comprehensive text that examines the crux of this conflict.

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“Interest Groups and Lobbying provides a compelling and thoughtful examination of lobbying and advocacy that allows students to consider the topic in both an applied and theoretically rigorous way.” —Interest Groups & Advocacy "Holyoke confronts the myth that interest group politics are always bad for democracy by elucidating the benefits and costs they have for the American system of government. This book will be of value to all who seek to understand the mobilization of interests from the grassroots to the inner corridors of power." —Michael T. Heaney, University of Michigan "Interest Groups and Lobbying is a most welcome addition to the literature on organized interests. Holyoke provides a rich theoretical account of interest groups, along with both quantitative data and in-depth case studies to understand how organizations form and shape public policy in a variety of contexts. Importantly, this well-written and engaging volume never loses focus on the normative concerns associated with interest groups in American democracy." —Paul M. Collins Jr., University of North Texas