“This excellent book draws on a creative, original data set that nearly solves one of the great puzzles of political analysis: how to make a systematic assessment of who wields influence in politics. The authors amassed a phenomenal amount of information from interviews and electronic and print sources. Although much of what they find challenges common wisdom in political science, their findings are persuasive.”<Kay Schlozman, Boston College>
“Lobbying and Policy Change sets the benchmark for research about lobbying the American national government. With its ninety-eight case studies of policymaking, carefully analyzed by five leading political scientists, it is the basic reference for understanding Washington lobbying. The book’s conclusions are judicious, avoiding the extremes of overwrought populism or bland acceptance of the status quo. Avoiding technical language, Lobbying and Policy Change is the very best choice for the college classroom.”<Andrew McFarland, University of Illinois at Chicago>
Frank R. Baumgartner is the Bruce R. Miller and Dean D. LaVigne Professor of Political Science at Penn State University. Jeffrey M. Berry is the John Richard Skuse Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. Marie Hojnacki is associate professor of political science at Penn State University. David C. Kimball is associate professor of political science at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Beth L. Leech is associate professor of political science at Rutgers University.