Lobbying in America: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

by Ronald Hrebenar, Bryson Morgan

Series: Contemporary World Issues

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.

Lobbying in America traces the growth of interest groups from the nation's infancy to the present. The book examines a range of related issues and controversies, including infamous scandals, attempts to regulate lobbying, and the overriding constitutional question of whether limiting money in politics is an infringement of free speech. Comparisons to lobbying systems in other countries as well as listings of key organizations and an extensive bibliography round out a volume that could not be more timely.


  • ABC-CLIO; March 2009
  • ISBN: 9781598841138
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Lobbying in America: A Reference Handbook
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues
  • Author: Ronald Hrebenar; Bryson Morgan
  • Imprint: ABC-CLIO

In The Press

"Lobbying in America, a new addition to the Contemporary World Issues series by ABC-CLIO, provides a great introduction to the topic. . . . this is a hot topic and the book is sure to be used. Suitable for high school students through undergraduates, this is a welcome source for media centers as well as public and academic libraries." - ARBA


About The Author

Ronald J. Hrebenar is professor of political science, former chair of the department, and former director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Bryson B. Morgan is a law student at Harvard University and former staff member of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.