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  • Interest Groups and Lobbyingby Thomas T. Holyoke

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 6.99

    An examination of interest group politics, lobbying, and their role in the political decision-making process.  more...

  • Killing Congressby Nancy Marion; Willard Oliver

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations, and other Violence Enacted on Members of the U.S. Congress analyzes all assassinations, attempted assassinations, and other violent acts carried out on members of Congress. Each chapter focuses on a particular incident, describing the events, the people involved, and the consequences of... more...

  • Landmark Legislation 1774-2002by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2003; US$ 161.00

    A manual offering information on the most important laws and treaties approved by Congress in more than 200 years since the first session in 1789. Each Congress is covered in a separate chapter introduced by a historical essay setting the actions of the legislators in the context of their times. more...

  • Lobbying the New Presidentby Heath Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Presidential transitions offer the chance for new ideas, policies, and people to inhabit the White House. Transitions have triggered policy change for decades and eager interest groups have sought ways to capitalize on this often chaotic phase of US politics. President-Elect Barack Obama declared that lobbyists would be forbidden from serving his... more...

  • Lobbying and Policy Changeby Frank R. Baumgartner; Jeffrey M. Berry; Marie Hojnacki; Beth L. Leech; David C. Kimball

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    During the 2008 election season, politicians from both sides of the aisle promised to rid government of lobbyists? undue influence. For the authors of Lobbying and Policy Change , the most extensive study ever done on the topic, these promises ring hollow?not because politicians fail to keep them but because lobbies are far less influential than... more...

  • Lobbying for Social Change, Third Editionby Willard C. Richan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    This step-by-step guide to lobbying covers it allfrom the basics for beginners to specific techniques for experienced lobbyists You and I may never achieve major public office, but we do not need to in order to affect public policy. Author Willard C. Richan To effect social change, any lobbyist?s case must be presented with skill, knowledge,... more...

  • Lobbying in America: A Reference Handbookby Ronald Hrebenar; Bryson Morgan

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00

    Lobbying in America: A Reference Handbook offers readers an insightful survey of interest group politics in the United States?the strategies, techniques, and impact both positive and negative. Written by one of the nation's premier scholars on the subject, it reveals the inner workings of the lobbying process like no other volume before it. ... more...

  • The Macropolitics of Congressby E. Scott Adler; John S. Lapinski

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 33.95

    How do public laws, treaties, Senate confirmations, and other legislative achievements help us to gain insight into how our governmental system performs? This well-argued book edited by Scott Adler and John Lapinski is the first to assess our political institutions by looking at what the authors refer to as legislative accomplishment. The... more...

  • The Most Exclusive Clubby Lewis Gould

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    The definitive history of the modern United States Senate, and the outsized figures who shaped its role in the twentieth century more...

  • The Not-So-Special Interestsby Matt Grossmann

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    "Lobbyist" tends to be used as a dirty word in politics. Indeed, during the 2008 presidential primary campaign, Hillary Clinton was derided for even suggesting that some lobbyists represent "real Americans." But although many popular commentators position interest groups as representatives of special?not "public"?interests, much organized advocacy... more...