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The Business of America is LobbyingHow Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate$
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Lee Drutman

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190215514

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215514.001.0001

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How and Why Corporations Lobby

How and Why Corporations Lobby

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The Business of America is Lobbying

Lee Drutman

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the contours of modern corporate political engagement and the impressive diversity of both tactics and reasons for being active. Because there is an ever-growing range of strategies and tactics that an enterprising government affairs department could possibly recommend, there is the possibility for an ever-expanding amount of corporate political expenditures. The more companies spend, the more tactics and reasons they list as being important. Looking closely at both tactics and reasons for being active shows how corporate lobbying can expand from a straightforward approach (narrowly focused on working with congressional allies) to a something more expansive—engaging in all branches, leading coalitions, having an active PR campaign, and other wider tactics.

Keywords:   business, lobbying, influence, interest, groups

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