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.

Pacs, 527S, and Other Groups in Congressional Elections

Pacs, 527S, and other groups in congressional elections

Americans head to the polls every two years to elect a new Congress. At stake are all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and one-third of the seats in the Senate. These biennial rituals are critical occasions for all Americans, but especially for organized interest groups. Who gets elected determines who sits on important ...

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