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The business of America is lobbying : how corporations became politicized and politics became more corporate

Author: Lee Drutman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [First edition]View all editions and formats
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Corporate lobbyists are everywhere in Washington. Of the 100 organisations that spend the most on lobbying, 95 represent business. The largest companies now have upwards of 100 lobbyists representing them. How did American businesses become so invested in politics? And what does all their money buy? Drawing on extensive data and original interviews with corporate lobbyists, 'The Business of America is Lobbying'  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Drutman
ISBN: 9780190215514 0190215518 9780190233655 0190233656
OCLC Number: 909839292
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: Chapter 1: The Pervasive Position of Business ; Chapter 2: Why the Growth of Corporate Lobbying Matters ; Chapter 3: The Growth of Corporate Lobbying ; Chapter 4: How and Why Corporations Lobby ; Chapter 5: How Corporations Cooperate and Compete ; Chapter 6: How Corporations Make Sense of Politics ; Chapter 7: How Lobbyists Perpetuate Lobbying ; Chapter 8: Testing Alternative Explanations for Growth ; Chapter 9: The Stickiness of Lobbying ; Chapter 10: The Business of America is Lobbying
Responsibility: Lee Drutman.

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The Business of America is Lobbying provides a fascinating and detailed picture of what corporations do in Washington, why they do it, and why it matters. Lively and engaging, rigorous and nuanced,  Read more...

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With careful research and an unflinching eye for telling detail, Lee Drutman shows beyond any doubt how big money is strangling our democracy, and why the rest of us must take action before its last Read more...

 
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