9781566430548

The Interest Group Connection

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  • ISBN13:

    9781566430548

  • ISBN10:

    1566430542

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-11-01
  • Publisher: Chatham House Pub

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Summary

Organized interest groups have always played important roles in American politics, helping to connect Americans to their government. Here twenty-eight leading scholars and practitioners offer new essays and commentaries on the electoral, congressional, executive, and judicial connections between interest groups and the Washington policy-makers they seek to influence. This volume is the first to examine the impact on interest group activity of the Republican takeover of Congress and the Democratic takeover of the White House.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part I. Introduction 3(34)
RONALD G. SHAIKO
1. Lobbying in Washington: A Contemporary Perspective
3(16)
CHARLS E. WALKER
2. A Four-Decade Perspective on Lobbying in Washington
19(18)
Part II. The Electoral Connection 37(52)
PAUL S. HERRNSON
3. Interest Groups, PACs, and Campaigns
37(15)
CANDICE J. NELSON
4. The Money Chase: Partisanship, Committee Leadership Change, and PAC Contributions in the House of Representatives
52(13)
STEPHEN J. WAYNE
5. Interest Groups on the Road to the White House: Traveling the Hard and Soft Routes
65(15)
ELLEN S. MILLER
DONALD L. GOFF
Comments on the Electoral Connection
80(9)
Part III. The Congressional Connection 89(116)
CLYDE WILCOX
6. The Dynamics of Lobbying the Hill
89(11)
JAMES G. GIMPEL
7. Grassroots Organizations and Equilibrium Cycles in Group Mobilization and Access
100(16)
COLTON C. CAMPBELL
ROGER H. DAVIDSON
8. Coalition Building in Congress: The Consequences of Partisan Change
116(21)
CHRISTINE DEGREGORIO
9. Assets and Access: Linking Lobbyists and Lawmakers in Congress
137(17)
JAMES A. THURBER
10. Interest Groups and the Congressional Budget Process: Lobbying in the Era of Deficit Politics
154(20)
JOHN R. WRIGHT
11. Tobacco Industry PACs and the Nation's Health: A Second Opinion
174(22)
JACK BONNER
HOWARD MARLOWE
Comments on the Congressional Connection
196(9)
Part IV. The Executive Connection 205(62)
ERIC M. USLANER
12. Lobbying the President and the Bureaucracy
205(8)
WILLIAM T. GORMLEY JR.
13. Interest Group Interventions in the Administrative Process: Conspirators and Co-Conspirators
213(11)
GARY J. ANDRES
14. Lobbying for the President: Influencing Congress from the White House
224(14)
ERNEST J. WILSON III
15. Interest Groups and Foreign Policymaking: A View from the White House
238(20)
MICHAEL J. MCSHANE
RICHARD D. OTIS JR.
Comments on the Executive Connection
258(9)
Part V. The Judicial Connection 267(60)
KAREN O'CONNOR
16. Lobbying the Justices or Lobbying for Justice?
267(22)
GREGG IVERS
17. Please God, Save This Honorable Court: The Emergence of the Conservative Religious Bar
289(13)
WAYNE V. MCINTOSH
CYNTHIA L. CATES
18. Interest Groups and the Courts: Free Speech for Corporations
302(16)
ALAN MORRISON
ROBERT A. KATZMANN
Comments on the Judicial Connection
318(9)
Part VI. Conclusion 327(10)
PAUL S. HERRNSON
CLYDE WILCOX
RONALD G. SHAIKO
19. Interest Groups at the Dawn of a New Millennium
327(10)
References 337(24)
Index 361(13)
About the Contributors 374

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