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Interest Groups and Lobbying


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Introduction: First Shoot All the Lobbyists? Part One: Origins and Structure Chapter One: Interests and Interest Groups Chapter Two: Collective Action and Interest Group Organization Chapter Three: Social Movements and Online Advocacy Chapter Four: Lobbyists and Organization Management Chapter Five: A Mode of Interest Group Advocacy Part Two: Lobbying and Influence Chapter Six: Lobbying Congress, the Most Permeable Branch Chapter Seven: Executive Branch Lobbying Chapter Eight: Interest Group Going to Court Chapter Nine: Friends and Foes of Convenience Chapter Ten: Interest Groups, Elections, and Campaign Finance Conclusion: Representation in the Interest Group Age Glossary Index

About the Author

Thomas T. Holyoke is Professor of Political Science at California State University, Fresno. He is a specialist in interest group politics, as well as education policy and Western water policy. In addition to over three dozen articles and book chapters, he has published several books on interest groups, lobbying, and public policymaking, most recently The Ethical Lobbyist: Reforming Washington's Influence Industry (Georgetown University Press, 2016).


Praise for the Second Edition

"Exceptional in scope and clarity, Holyoke's Interest Groups and Lobbying is sure to become a mainstay for students and scholars of American politics. Holyoke presents a comprehensive and timely review of existing theory and empirical research."

-James Strickland, Arizona State University

Praise for the First Edition "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 "Interest Groups and Lobbying is an engaging, informed, and innovative analysis of interest groups and lobbying. More than simply a description of lobbyist 'dos and don'ts,' this book provides a serious model for understanding the real-world issues that lobbyists and the groups they work for face."
-Rodd Freitag, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

"Interest Groups and Lobbying will challenge students to rethink their assumptions about interest groups, and think more critically about the problems of representation in the interest group age."
-Bryan McQuide, Grand View University and University of Idaho

"Perhaps most useful for teaching students about lobbying are the case studies on national parks, gun control, and the US Chamber of Commerce."
-Heath Brown, Seton Hall University "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

"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."
-Paul M. Collins Jr., University of North Texas

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