Gaining access : Congress and the farm lobby, 1919-1981

John Mark Hansen

Through a comprehensive analysis of American agricultural politics in the past half-century, "Gaining Access" shows when, how, and why interest groups gain and lose influence in the policy deliberations of the United States Congress. By consulting with policy advocates, John Mark Hansen argues, lawmakers offset their uncertainty about the policy stands that will bolster or impede their prospects for reelection. The advocates provide legislators with electoral intelligence in Washington and supportive propaganda at home, earning serious consideration of their policy views in return. From among a multitude of such informants, representatives must choose those they will most closely consult. With evidence from congressional hearings, personal interviews, oral histories, farm and trade journals, and newspapers, Hansen traces the evolution of farm lobby access in Congress. He chronicles the rise and fall of the American Farm Bureau, the surge and decline of party politics, the incoporation of the commodity lobbies, the exclusion of the consumer lobbies, and the accommodation of urban interests in food stamps. Brilliantly combining insights from rational choice theory with historical data, "Gaining Access" is an essential guide for anyone interested in the dynamics of interest group influence.

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Through a comprehensive analysis of American agricultural politics in the past half-century, "Gaining Access" shows when, how, and why interest groups gain and lose influence in the policy deliberations of the United States Congress. By consulting with policy advocates, John Mark Hansen argues, lawmakers offset their uncertainty about the policy stands that will bolster or impede their prospects for reelection. The advocates provide legislators with electoral intelligence in Washington and supportive propaganda at home, earning serious consideration of their policy views in return. From among a multitude of such informants, representatives must choose those they will most closely consult. With evidence from congressional hearings, personal interviews, oral histories, farm and trade journals, and newspapers, Hansen traces the evolution of farm lobby access in Congress. He chronicles the rise and fall of the American Farm Bureau, the surge and decline of party politics, the incoporation of the commodity lobbies, the exclusion of the consumer lobbies, and the accommodation of urban interests in food stamps. Brilliantly combining insights from rational choice theory with historical data, "Gaining Access" is an essential guide for anyone interested in the dynamics of interest group influence.

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書名 Gaining access : Congress and the farm lobby, 1919-1981
著作者等 Hansen, John Mark
シリーズ名 American politics and political economy
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 1991
ページ数 xiv, 265 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0226315568
0226315541
NCID BA13176444
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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