Guide to Interest Groups and Lobbying in the United States offers a thematic analysis of interest groups and lobbying in American politics over the course of American political history. It explores how interest groups have organized and articulated their support for numerous issues, and how they have they grown – both in numbers and range of activities – to become an integral part of the U.S. political system. Beginning with the foundations of interest groups during the late 19th-century Gilded Age, to the contemporary explosive growth of lobbying, Political Action Committees, and new forms of interest group cyberpolitics, readers are provided with multiple approaches to understanding the complex and changing interest advocacy sphere. This authoritative work will find an audience not only with students and scholars, but also with policy advocates.

Lobbyists: Who Are They? What Do They Do?

Lobbyists: Who are they? What do they do?

Toyota faced a crisis. In 2009 reports of bizarre accidents began popping up around the United States and then in the automaker's home country, Japan. The gas pedal on various Toyota models, drivers reported, was sticking at high speeds, and there appeared to be no way to slow or stop the car. Toyota officials initially reported the ...

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