Vital Statistics on Interest Groups and Lobbying

Editor/Author Brasher, Holly
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: CQ Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $288.00
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ISBN: 978-1-45-221997-4
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 359
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Via narrative supported by extensive tables and charts, Vital Statistics on Interest Groups provides a broad, comprehensive, and informative view of lobbying, interest groups, and campaign contributions and their impact on American national politics.

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Table of Contents

  • Tables and Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Lobbying Disclosure Act, Amendments, and Changes in Regulation
  • The Content of the Lobbying Disclosure Forms
  • Methodology
  • 1 Overview of Lobbying Trends
  • What We Know About Why Organizations Become Politically Active
  • Trends in Lobbying
  • Economic Indicators and Lobbying
  • Earlier Lobbying Data 1946 to 1969 from the Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act of 1946
  • 2 Types of Interest Groups in the Washington Lobbying Community
  • How Organizations Are Classified in Research
  • Sources of Information About Organizations
  • Lobbying Data and Organization Characteristics
  • 3 The Issues
  • The Issues Over Time
  • Spending on Issues
  • Issues and the Activities of Congress
  • Issues and Media Attention
  • 4 The Geography of Lobbying
  • Lobbying in Washington from Organizations in the U.S. States
  • Lobbying in Washington by State and Local Governments and Associations
  • Lobbying by Foreign Commercial Interests
  • Contributions from Foreign Entities to the Lobbying Effort
  • 5 The Lobbyists
  • Understanding the Role of Lobbyists
  • The Revolving Door and Covered Officials
  • Executive Branch Agencies and Congress as the Targets of Lobbyists
  • Lobbyists and Issues
  • Lobbyists and Campaign Contributions
  • 6 Lobbying Firms
  • Comparing Activity by Lobbying Strategy: Using In-House, a Combination of In-House and Lobbying Firm, and Lobbying Firm Representation Exclusively
  • Lobbying Behavior by Self-Reported Business or Activity
  • Lobbying Behavior of Organizations by Number of Clients
  • 7 Lobbying and Congressional Bills
  • Bills and Lobbying on Issues Over Time
  • Lobbying and Major Legislation
  • 8 The Agencies, the House, and the Senate
  • General Patterns in Contacting Agencies and Institutions Over Time
  • Executive Branch Agencies, Regulations, and Lobbying
  • Lobbying Before the Executive Branch Agencies from the U.S. States
  • 9 Organization Characteristics, the Agencies, the House, and the Senate
  • The Relationship Between Lobbying the Agencies and Lobbying Congress and the White House
  • The Executive Branch Agencies and Organization Characteristics
  • The House, the Senate, and the White House and Organization Characteristics
  • Large Employers and Lobbying Before Agencies
  • Summary Statistics by Organization Characteristics for the Executive Office of the President, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House Office
  • 10 Campaign Contributions, Organizations, Lobbyists, and Recipients
  • Characteristics of the Registrants, the Types of Contributors, and the Recipients
  • Registrant Contribution Patterns by the Length of Time the Organization Has Been Active
  • Characteristics of the Recipients and Campaign Contributions
  • Appendix A: Organization Data
  • Appendix B: The Lobbying Disclosure Issue Categories and Corresponding Policy Agendas Codes
  • About the Author