The Persuaders: When Lobbyist Matter

Hardcover | September 6, 2002

bySteven John

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The impact of political lobbyists remains highly controversial. No-one has explored when they matter. This book tells readers when lobbyists count and analyzes the relationship between lobbying, policy outcomes and the impact of external factors to reveal the professional lobbyist's limited effect on policy. On most policy issues lobbyists simply do not matter. But, on rare occasions lobbyists can make a difference and this book explains when they matter and why.

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The impact of political lobbyists remains highly controversial. No-one has explored when they matter. This book tells readers when lobbyists count and analyzes the relationship between lobbying, policy outcomes and the impact of external factors to reveal the professional lobbyist's limited effect on policy. On most policy issues lobby...

Steven John is Director, DLA Upstream, London, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:293 pages, 9.1 × 5.58 × 0.86 inPublished:September 6, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333985885

ISBN - 13:9780333985885

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Table of Contents

When Lobbyists Matter * What Effectiveness Means for Lobbyists * The Effect of Lobbyists: A Political Science Framework * Church Bells versus Shop Tills: The Campaign for and against Sunday Trading * The Failure of Cross-Rail * The Success of the Jubilee Line Extension * Limiting Professional Liability

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"...the book is an excellent contribution to the literature...."--M.G. Pufong, Choice