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The Resource Revolving door lobbying : public service, private influence, and the unequal representation of interests, Timothy M. LaPira and Herschel F. Thomas

Revolving door lobbying : public service, private influence, and the unequal representation of interests, Timothy M. LaPira and Herschel F. Thomas

Label
Revolving door lobbying : public service, private influence, and the unequal representation of interests
Title
Revolving door lobbying
Title remainder
public service, private influence, and the unequal representation of interests
Statement of responsibility
Timothy M. LaPira and Herschel F. Thomas
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent decades Washington has seen an alarming rise in the number of "revolving door lobbyists"--Politicians and officials cashing in on their government experience to become influence peddlers on K Street. These lobbyists, popular wisdom suggests, sell access to the highest bidder. Revolving Door Lobbying tells a different, more nuanced story. As an insider interviewed in the book observes, where the general public has the "impression that lobbyists actually gets things done, I would say 90 percent of what lobbyists do is prevent harm to their client from the government." Drawing on extensive new data on lobbyists' biographies and interviews with dozens of experts, authors Timothy M. LaPira and Herschel F. Thomas establish the facts of the revolving door phenomenon - facts that suggest that, contrary to widespread assumptions about insider access, special interests hire these lobbyists as political insurance against an increasingly dysfunctional, unpredictable government. With their insider experience, revolving door lobbyists offer insight into the political process, irrespective of their connections to current policymakers. What they provide to their clients is useful and marketable political risk-reduction. Exploring this claim, LaPira and Thomas present a systematic analysis of who revolving door lobbyists are, how they differ from other lobbyists, what interests they represent, and how they seek to influence public policy. The first book to marshal comprehensive evidence of revolving door lobbying, LaPira and Thomas revise the notion that lobbyists are inherently and institutionally corrupt. Rather, the authors draw a complex and sobering picture of the revolving door as a consequence of the eroding capacity of government to solve the public's problems. -- from dust jacket
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LaPira, Timothy M
Dewey number
328.73/078
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1118
LC item number
.P57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Thomas, Herschel F
Series statement
Studies in government and public policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lobbyists
  • Lobbying
  • Pressure groups
  • Civil service
  • Civil service
  • Lobbying
  • Lobbyists
  • Pressure groups
  • United States
Label
Revolving door lobbying : public service, private influence, and the unequal representation of interests, Timothy M. LaPira and Herschel F. Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Public service, private influence, and the unequal representation of interests
  • The problem : the alarming rise of the revolving door
  • The puzzle : the K Street kingpin or the librarian
  • The model : lobbying as political insurance
  • How lucrative is the revolving door? : the political economy of K Street
  • Revolving door lobbyists are the unheavenly chorus
  • Issue politics on K Street
  • Policy agendas, legislative priorities, and the revolving door lobbying strategy
  • Reassessing lobbying regulation in Washington
Control code
1949141
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780700624508
Lccn
2016056648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780700624508
  • (OCoLC)963747447
Label
Revolving door lobbying : public service, private influence, and the unequal representation of interests, Timothy M. LaPira and Herschel F. Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Public service, private influence, and the unequal representation of interests
  • The problem : the alarming rise of the revolving door
  • The puzzle : the K Street kingpin or the librarian
  • The model : lobbying as political insurance
  • How lucrative is the revolving door? : the political economy of K Street
  • Revolving door lobbyists are the unheavenly chorus
  • Issue politics on K Street
  • Policy agendas, legislative priorities, and the revolving door lobbying strategy
  • Reassessing lobbying regulation in Washington
Control code
1949141
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780700624508
Lccn
2016056648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780700624508
  • (OCoLC)963747447

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