The Resource Special interests : how lobbyists influence legislation, Jules Archer., (ebook)

Special interests : how lobbyists influence legislation, Jules Archer., (ebook)

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Special interests : how lobbyists influence legislation
Title
Special interests
Title remainder
how lobbyists influence legislation
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Jules Archer.
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How lobbyists influence legislation
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eng
Summary
In order to advance their various causes and concerns, these groups hire individuals or firms called lobbyists to work on their behalf to influence the decisions of state and federal lawmakers. Lobbies have been a part of American history ever since Benjamin Franklin appealed to Britain's Parliament to remove a tax on stamps in 1757. The right of any person or group to "petition the government for a redress of grievances" was and is protected by the first amendment, remembering the British government's refusal to listen to the grievances of the American colonists, which brought on the American Revolution. Today, however, many lobbying activities have exceeded the boundaries of Thomas Jefferson's original good intention and often involve the inappropriate use of money and influence to gain advantages that are not always in the public interest. Although lobbyists have the right to appeal to and advise our legislators, only our elected officials have the right to actually write our laws. Jules Archer has written a broad-reaching description of the lobbying system in America. He describes who lobbyists are and discusses perks, PACS, and pork, and the various other means that lobbyists use to influence legislators, the public, and even the White House
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Midwest
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Archer, Jules
Dewey number
324.40973
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Jules Archer history for young readers
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  • Lobbying
  • Electronic books
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juvenile
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Special interests : how lobbyists influence legislation, Jules Archer., (ebook)
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text
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txt
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781510707115
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12355238
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MWT12355238
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Special interests : how lobbyists influence legislation, Jules Archer., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510707115
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12355238
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12355238
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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