Lobbying

The Art of Political Persuasion

Author: Lionel Zetter

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857191187

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 1315

With an emphasis on Great Britain, presents a global view of the lobbying industry, explaining its history, ethical and regulatory frameworks, mechanics, and the techniques employed by lobbyists around the world.

Lobbying

Author: Lionel Zetter

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857191640

Category: Electronic books

Page: 585

View: 6022

Fully revised, updated and expanded second edition Lobbying is a global industry which thrives wherever democracy is established. This book straddles the globe, from the USA to Japan. It covers the Westminster and Scottish Parliaments, and the Welsh, Northern Ireland and London Assemblies. It examines the lobbying scenes in the USA and Brussels. Finally, the book also deals with Asia, the Arabian Gulf and the Middle East. This book examines and explains all aspects of lobbying in an expert yet accessible manner. Areas covered include: - The historical background to lobbying, and the ethical and regulatory frameworks - The mechanics of lobbying, and the techniques employed by lobbyists around the world - The various types of lobbying and public affairs campaigns - Advice on how to break into lobbying - The procedure for appointing a public affairs consultancy - How to use third party advocates in support of a campaign The author is an acknowledged expert in his field, and this book represents a distillation of his decades of experience. There are also 'top tips' from some of the most senior lobbyists in the world, as well as contributions from elected politicians.

Lobbying 3e

The art of political persuasion

Author: Lionel Zetter

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857194542

Category: Political Science

Page: 630

View: 8864

Fully revised, updated and expanded third edition Lobbying is a global industry which thrives wherever democracy is established. This third edition of Lobbying by Lionel Zetter straddles the globe, from the USA to Japan. It covers the Westminster and Scottish Parliaments, and the Welsh, Northern Ireland and London Assemblies. It examines the lobbying scenes in the USA and Brussels. Finally, the book also deals with Asia, the Gulf and the Middle East. The acknowledged industry bible, this book explains all aspects of lobbying in an expert yet accessible manner. Areas covered include: - the historical background to lobbying, and the ethical and regulatory frameworks - advice on how to break into lobbying - the mechanics of lobbying, and the techniques employed by lobbyists around the world - the various types of lobbying and public affairs campaigns - how to use the media and third-party advocates in support of a campaign - a step-by-step guide to planning and implementing a lobbying campaign. The author is an acknowledged expert in his field, and this book represents a distillation of his decades of experience. There are also 'top tips' from some of the most senior lobbyists in the world, as well as contributions from elected politicians.

The Politics of Persuasion

Should Lobbying be Regulated in the EU?

Author: Urs Steiner Brandt,Gert Tinggaard Svendsen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782546707

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 1875

The EU is at a crossroads. Should it choose the path towards protectionism or the path towards free trade? This book convincingly argues that lobbying regulation will be a decisive first step towards fulfilling the European dream of free trade, in accordance with the original purpose of the Treaty of Rome. Without the regulation of lobbyists to try and prevent undue political persuasion, there is a greater risk of abuse in the form of corruption, subsidies and trade barriers, which will come at the expense of consumers, tax payers and competitiveness. This interdisciplinary approach – both theoretical and methodological – offers a wealth of knowledge concerning the effect of lobbying on political decision-making and will appeal to academics across the social sciences, practitioners and policy-makers.

Routledge Handbook of Political Management

Author: Dennis W. Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135897492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 8292

The Routledge Handbook of Political Management is a comprehensive overview of the field of applied politics, encompassing political consulting, campaigns and elections, lobbying and advocacy, grass roots politics, fundraising, media and political communications, the role of the parties, political leadership, and the ethical dimensions of public life. While most chapters focus on American politics and campaigns, there are also contributions on election campaigns in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Australia, East Asia, and Latin America. In addition to a thorough treatment of campaign and elections, the authors discuss modern techniques, problems, and issues of advocacy, lobbying, and political persuasion, with a special emphasis throughout the volume on technology, the Internet, and online communications as political tools. Grounded in the disciplines of political science, political communications, and political marketing, the Routledge Handbook of Political Management explores the linkages between applied politics and social science theory. Leading American and international scholars and practitioners provide an exhaustive and up-to-date treatment of the state of this emerging field. This publication is a major resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars of campaigns, elections, advocacy, and applied politics, as well as for political management professionals.

The Lobbying Strategy Handbook

10 Steps to Advancing Any Cause Effectively

Author: Pat Libby and Associates

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452239150

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9857

The Lobbying Strategy Handbook shows how students with passion for a cause can learn to successfully influence lawmaking in the United States. The centerpiece of this book is a 10-step framework that walks the reader through the essential elements of conducting a lobbying campaign. The framework is illustrated by three separate case studies that show how groups of people have successfully used the model. Undergraduate, graduate students, and anyone interested in making a difference, can use the book to guide them in creating and conducting a grassroots campaign from start to finish.

The Influence Game

50 Insider Tactics from the Washington D.C. Lobbying World that Will Get You to Yes

Author: Stephanie Vance

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118283597

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 404

Get what you want, every time! Imagine a world where you are offered every job you seek; every business venture you undertake is successful; and every potential customer you approach buys your product. Now imagine that all of this can be achieved—ethically and honestly. All you need is the help of one battle-tested guide, The Influence Game. Former Washington, D.C. lobbyist Stephanie Vance dispenses everything she's learned about effective (and, believe it or not, honest) persuasion. Learn how to apply this power to any situation by using D.C. insider influence strategies and applying a step-by-step, easy-to-understand process for success. Learn how to develop and articulate effective goals Structure both long and short-term persuasion efforts Identify and research primary and secondary audiences Crafting those all important personal stories Stephanie Vance has seen the influence game from every angle. Follow her lead to get past being heard to the real goal of being agreed with.

Lobbying and Advocacy

Winning Strategies, Recommendations, Resources, Ethics and Ongoing Compliance for Lobbyists and Washington Advocates

Author: Deanna Gelak

Publisher: TheCapitol.Net Inc

ISBN: 1587331004

Category: Law

Page: 516

View: 4088

Gelak offers a comprehensive guide for lobbyists and Washington advocates that reveals top strategies for winning as an effective lobbyist or advocate, practical resources and methods for maintaining compliance, and extensive lists of resources.

The Citizen's Guide to Lobbying Congress (Rev and Updated Ed)

Author: Donald E. deKieffer

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569764174

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 2646

Individuals and grassroots organizations interested in becoming involved in petitioning their government will discover essential information on the techniques and laws to lobbying in this clear and enlightening guide. New lobbyists will learn how to best craft and direct their messages so that their concerns will be heard, make congressional contacts, get the most out of letter-writing campaigns, generate press, give campaign contributions, and even get invited to testify before congressional committees. This resource details the most recent lobbying laws, including the Federal Election Campaign Act amended in 2002, as well as a list of appropriate gifts to give to a member of Congress or their staff. This revised edition contains updated chapters and resources that will ensure that neophyte lobbyists will have the most up-to-date information when lobbying their government.

Lobbyists at Work

Author: Beth L. Leech

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430245611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5336

"Lobbyists at Work is a must-read for anyone interested in the serious business of government. Leech's probing questions reflect her years of research tracking the real impact of money and influence on policy." —Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (Chairman, Patton Boggs LLP) Received wisdom has it that lobbyists run the American government on behalf of moneyed interests. But what makes lobbyists run, and how do they induce legislators and bureaucrats to do their bidding? These are questions for which even the harshest critics lack satisfying answers. Lobbyists at Work explores what lobbyists really do and why. It goes behind the scenes and brings back in-depth interviews with fifteen political advocates chosen to represent the breadth and diversity of the lobbying profession. The interviewees profiled in this book range from the top lobbyists-for-hire at the most powerful K Street firms to pro bono lobbyists for the disenfranchised and powerless. The roster spans all types of lobbyists working for all types of clients and seeking to influence all levels and branches of government. The permutations include business-lobbying-government, government-lobbying-government, government-to-business revolving door, regulatory lobbying, state and local lobbying, citizen-advocacy lobbying,single-issue lobbying, and multiple-issue lobbying. In colorful and sometimes hilarious detail, the interviewees take the reader through their arsenals of traditional and next-generation lobbying techniques, including face-to-face persuasion of elected officials and their staffs, educational campaigns and coalition-building, ghost-drafting complex legislation and regulation for government committees and agencies, contributions, and social media campaigns. In Lobbyists at Work, the normally self-effacing subjects open up about themselves and their profession: why they chose to become lobbyists, what motivates them to keep lobbying, how they cultivate their lobbying influence, how they adjust to changes in the rules affecting their lobbying methods, and what they actually do at work each day (and night). As an authority on lobbying respected in Washington for her impartiality, Professor Beth Leech elicits frank disclosures, career tips, and riveting stories about the good, the bad, and the ambivalent on both sides of the symbiotic relationship between government officials and lobbyists.

The Art of Lobbying

Author: Bertram J Levine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0872894622

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

View: 9663

Often the whipping boys of politicians and pundits, lobbyists are the recipients of lampooning stump portrayals and sensationalized news coverage. Little attention is given to how most lobbyists simply do their job or become effective at what they do. Whether it&BAD:’s helping staff draft legislative language, providing members with quality policy and political information, or just being a good listener, lobbyists must build and maintain relationships. If they do, they&BAD:’ll succeed in advancing their policy objectives within the give-and-take process of the American legislative system. The Art of Lobbying examines strategies and techniques from the perspective of those who are lobbied&BAD:—the people who know what resonates and what falls upon deaf ears in congressional offices. A former longtime lobbyist himself, Levine has interviewed more than 40 current or former members of Congress, along with their staffers, to give a thorough review of the relevant academic literature and offer a behind-the-scenes perspective on what constitutes the art of lobbying.

A Quiet Word

Lobbying, Crony Capitalism and Broken Politics in Britain

Author: Tamasin Cave,Andy Rowell,Christopher Rowell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 009957831X

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 8901

Q. What's worth �2,000,000,000, answers to no-one and operates out of public sight? A. Britain's influence industry The corporate takeover of democracy is no conspiracy theory - it's happening, and it affects every aspect of our lives: the food we eat, the places we live, the temperature of our planet, how we spend our money and how our money is spent for us. And much more. A Quiet Word shows just how effectively the voice of public interest is being drowned out by the word in the ear from the professional persuaders of the lobbying industry. And if you've never heard about them, that's because the most effective lobbying goes unnoticed. A Quiet Word shines the brightest of lights into one of the darkest and least-understood corners of our political culture. It is essential, urgent, authoritative reading for anyone interested in our democracy and where this country is heading. And by showing how influence is constructed, it puts power back in your hands.

The Lobbying Manual

A Complete Guide to Federal Lobbying Law and Practice

Author: William V. Luneburg,Thomas M. Susman

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604424645

Category: Law

Page: 894

View: 316

This ABA bestseller provides detailed guidance for compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act. It gives practical examples of how to be compliant, and covers all of the major federal statutes and regulations that govern the practice of federal lobbying. The book offers invaluable descriptions of the legislative and executive branch decision-making processes that lobbyists seek to influence, the constraints that apply to lobbyist participation in political campaigns, grassroots lobbying, ethics issues, and more.

Lobbying and Policymaking

The Public Pursuit of Private Interests

Author: Kenneth Godwin,Scott H. Ainsworth,Erik Godwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452289344

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 5838

Built on interviews with over 100 lobbyists, Kenneth Godwin, Scott Ainsworth, and Erik Godwin show that much of the research on organized interests overlooks the lobbying of regulatory agencies even though it accounts for almost half of all lobbying—even though bureaucratic agencies have considerable leeway in the how they choose to implement law. This groundbreaking new book argues that lobbying activity is not mainly a struggle among competing interests over highly collective goods; rather, it's the public provision of private goods. Through a series of highly readable case studies, the authors employ both neopluralist and exchange perspectives to explore the lobbying activity that occurs in the later stages of the policymaking process which are typically less partisan, involve little conflict, and receive scant public attention. Lobbying and Policymaking: The Public Pursuit of Primvate Interests is an ideal way to expose students to cutting-edge research in an accessible, fascinating package.

Total Lobbying

What Lobbyists Want (and How They Try to Get It)

Author: Anthony J. Nownes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139457861

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 6356

This book offers a scholarly yet accessible overview of the role of lobbying in American politics. It draws upon extant research as well as original data gathered from interviews with numerous lobbyists across the United States. It describes how lobbyists do their work within all branches of government, at the national, state, and local levels. It thus offers a substantially broader view of lobbying than is available in much of the research literature. Although tailored for students taking courses on interest group politics, Total Lobbying offers an indispensable survey of the field for scholars and others concerned with this important facet of American politics.

Lobbying for Change

Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society

Author: Alberto Alemanno

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781785782855

Category:

Page: 240

View: 3166

'At a time when corporate lobbying dominates decision making in government, Alberto Alemanno has produced a vital counter to this unfettered power: citizen lobbying. Here are the means to regain some power and influence over the decisions affecting our lives. This is a toolbox for change.' Bill Emmott, Former editor in chief, the Economist, and chairman, The Wake Up Foundation Many democratic societies are experiencing a crisis of faith. Citizens are making clear their frustration with their supposedly representative governments, which instead seem driven by the interests of big business, powerful individuals and wealthy lobby groups. But what can we do about it? How do we fix democracy and get our voices heard? The answer, argues Alberto Alemanno, is to become change-makers – citizen lobbyists. By using our skills and talents and mobilizing others, we can bring about social and political change. Whoever you are, you’ve got power, and this book will show you how to unleash it. If you’re looking to improve – or to join – your community, if you’re searching for a sense of purpose or a way to take control of what’s going on around you, switching off is no longer an option. It’s time to make your voice count.

Age of Propaganda

The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion

Author: Anthony R. Pratkanis,Anthony Pratkanis,Elliot Aronson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805074031

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 716

Examines the patterns, motives, and effects of mass persuasion, discussing the history of propaganda, how the message of propaganda is delivered, and counteracting the tactics of mass persuasion.

Celebrity Influence

Politics, Persuasion, and Issue-based Advocacy

Author: Mark Harvey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700624980

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7208

Despite their lack of public policy experience, celebrity activists have saturated media, appealing on behalf of the oppressed and advocating policy change--or in one case, leading the birther movement all the way to the White House. Do celebrities have some unique source of power that allows them to affect public opinion and influence policy outcomes?

Pre-Suasion

A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade

Author: Robert Cialdini

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501109790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 1280

Examines the art of effective persuasion to argue that its secret lies in a key moment before messages are delivered, sharing strategies for how to psychologically prepare one's listeners to render them most receptive.