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Public interest lobbies

decision-making on energy

by Andrew S. McFarland

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Energy policy -- United States,
    • Pressure groups -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAndrew S. McFarland.
      Series[National energy study ;, 14], [AEI studies ; 136], AEI studies ;, 136.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9502.U52 M32
      The Physical Object
      Pagination141 p. ;
      Number of Pages141
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4904724M
      ISBN 10084473229X
      LC Control Number76051340

      Special-Interest Lobbies - Ethnic lobbies a small but passionate Armenian-American lobby made the public aware of alleged Turkish genocide in the massacre of Armenians—in estimated numbers ranging from hundreds of thousands to more than million—between and The Armenian lobby in America and other major Western nations was. Special-Interest Lobbies Panama Canal Treaty Lobbies The enormous growth of lobbies beginning in the s, the tendency of presidential administrations to emphasize the national security aspects of most crucial issues, and increasing American public awareness of environmental issues worldwide all made the public debate over major foreign.

      Wealthy interests dominate the lobbying landscape. And while rich individuals sometimes lobby on their pet public interest issues (e.g. George Soros and comprehensive immigration reform), most lobbyists represent business interests — a fact lobbying scholar Lee Drutman calls one of “the most timeless findings in all of political science.”. "Public interest and lobbies in reforming banking regulation: three tales of ring fencing," International Review of Economics, Springer;Happiness Economics and Interpersonal Relations (HEIRS), vol. 61(4), pages , December.

      Read this book on Questia. A major change in American politics has been the increase in the number and variety of lobbyists in the nation's trade associations and professional groups now have their headquarters in Washington, D.C., and most of them have chosen this location to facilitate their efforts to lobby the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Based on portrayals in books, movies, and unfortunately, sometimes real life, people tend to have a dim view of political lobbyists. non-profit public interest lobbying firm in the world. Its.


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Define what a public-interest lobby is and list the techniques that the book discusses that public-interest lobbies use to accomplish their aims -a political organization whose goals will principally benefit nonmembers (people other than just members of the group) ex: civil rights groups.

Public Interest Lobbies: Decision Making on Energy ([National energy study) Paperback – January 1, by Andrew S.

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Find more information about: ISBN: X OCLC Number: Public interest lobbies use public affairs strategies to deliver messages to the government about the issue that the general public is passionate about.

These organizations work on behalf of the greater community in order to deliver a change to the society as a whole, rather than to an individual group.

The book describes the luxury holidays, the speaking fees to curry favour with politicians, but also this idea that a member of Congress needs money from special interest groups to get elected. Yes, and that is one of the more serious aspects of it.

In this paper we examine empirically the determinants of membership in Common Cause and Public Citizen, two “public interest” lobbies. We find that the only variable significantly associated with membership in these organizations is number of college graduates in a state.

We also examine voting by Congressmen on five issues on which one of the lobbies had taken a stand, and we find that in. Cities and states, consumer and environmental protection and other “public interest” groups, and various branches of the federal government also maintain staff lobbyists in the United States.

Most legal scholars and judges consider lobbying to be protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right “to.

First we examine the determinants of membership in public interest lobbies; next we examine the influence of these organizations on legislation. Holding constant the economic factors associated with voting, the size of the public interest lobbies in a given state does seem to influence the voting of that state’s representatives on bills on.

The Not-So-Special Interests: Interest Groups, Public Representation, and American Governance By Matt Grossmann Stanford University Press, Read preview Overview Lobbying Is an Honorable Profession: The Right to Petition and the Competition to Be Right By Allard, Nicholas W Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol.

19, No. 1, Winter Welcome to the Greenbrier, the Governor-Owned Luxury Resort Filled With Conflicts of Interest. Gov. Jim Justice is West Virginia’s richest man and owns its most storied resort.

Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) are a federation of U.S. and Canadian non-profit organizations that employ grassroots organizing and direct advocacy with the goal of addressing political change.

The PIRGs are closely affiliated with the Fund for the Public Interest, which conducts fundraising and canvassing on their behalf. The rise of public interest groups --Public interest lobbies and "the logic of collective action" --Energy positions and organizational structure --Common cause --Six public interest groups and energy --Conclusions --Appendixes: A.

Questions of common cause and responses of secretary-designate of the interior Stanley Hathaway --B. Lamenting that "everybody's organized but the people," public-interest lobbies appeared forcefully on the Washington scene in the early s. 1 Warning that special interests, particularly business, labor, and the professional groups, exercised undue influence over governmental decisions and the lives of the powerless majority, public-interest groups set out to give the average citizen more.

The business lobby has contributed to the widespread problem of bribing elected officials. By providing a model for other groups, business lobbyists have enhanced the political influence of public interest and other organizations.

Their presence has led. The phrase ''public interest'' has become a source of some dispute, and business-oriented lobbyists complain that they are just as devoted to public.

Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States is a highly controversial phenomenon, often seen in a negative light by journalists and the American public, with some critics describing it as a legal form.

The primary goal of most interests, no matter their lobbying approach, is to influence decision-makers and public policies. For example, National Right to Life, an anti-abortion interest group, lobbies to encourage government to enact laws that restrict abortion access, while NARAL Pro-Choice America lobbies to promote the right of women to have safe choices about abortion.

Labor unions were much more important, and the public-interest groups of the s were much more significant actors. And very few companies had their own Washington lobbyists prior to.

Interest groups impact upon public policy in several ways. Firstly, when legislation is being prepared, those drafting it consider the likely impact upon any specific and identifiable groups. They consider the likely effect on the population as a whole, which is normally beneficial, but also consi.

Interest groups have a number of alternative methods of advocacy open to them. This chapter attempts both to describe the available choices and to analyze their use by public interest lobbies. The selection of particular tactics by public interest groups is affected strongly by predispositions toward basic strategies of gymay.

Books shelved as lobbying: King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age by Kathryn Allamong Jacob, Capitol P. The public library can be an invaluable venue for reaching new readers, strengthening the discoverability of your book, and establishing new revenue streams.

If the thought of the library conjures visions of dusty card catalogs, slippery plastic book covers, and scowling, noise-sensitive librarians carrying a grudge from the last century, you.Broader public's interest needs to be served.

Democracy is meant to serve public interest, and government should be the agency of this. For an interest to be public, it must have a wider societal.