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The Business of America is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate

Lee Drutman


Corporate lobbyists are everywhere in Washington. Of the 100 organizations that spend the most on lobbying, 95 represent business. The largest companies now have upwards of 100 lobbyists representing them. How did American businesses become so invested in politics? And what does all their money buy? Drawing on extensive data and original interviews with corporate lobbyists, this book provides a picture of what corporations do in Washington, why they do it, and why it matters. Prior to the 1970s, very few corporations had Washington offices, but changing political conditions mobilized business ... More

Keywords: lobbying, interest groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190215514
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215514.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee Drutman, author
Sunlight Foundation, Senior Fellow