• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

With its broad spectrum of scholarship on interest groups past and present, Interest Group Politics brings together noted political scientists to provide comprehensive coverage and cutting-edge research on the role and impact of interest groups in U.S. politics, all geared to an undergraduate audience. In the wake of the Citizens United decision and the growth of lobbying into a multi-billion dollar industry, this trusted classic provides students with a guide to the influence and reach of interest groups.

National Religious Lobbying : Dramatic Growth and Significance
National Religious Lobbying: Dramatic Growth and Significance
Allen D. Hertzke

In the past four decades religious lobbying has exploded in American politics, as increasingly diverse groups strive to influence national public policy. Once dominated by a few mainstream denominations, religious advocacy in Washington, DC, now represents a dizzying pluralism of religious traditions, values, constituencies, institutions, associations, and alliances. Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish groups have been joined by those representing Baha’is, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, small Christian sects, and others. Nowhere else in the world does one find such diverse faiths or such numerous religious organizations engaged in public policy advocacy.

This chapter draws on several decades of “soaking and poking”1 in the religious lobby milieu and highlights recent findings ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles