Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3226: Money, Lobbying, and Policymaking

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Baumgartner and Leech, Basic Interests

Baumgartner, Berry, Hojnacki, Kimball, and Leech, Lobbying and Policy Change

Berry and Wilcox, The Interest Group Society

E. E. Schattschneider, The Semisovereign People: A Realist's View of Democracy in America

Frank J. Sorauf, Inside Campaign Finance

Larry Sabato, PAC Power

Panagopoulos and Schank, All Roads Lead to Congress

Robert M. Alexander, The Classics of Interest Group Behavior

Wolpe and Levine, Lobbying Congress

Amy McKay, “Buying Policy? The Effects of Lobbyists’ Resources on their Policy Success.” Political Research Quarterly Austen-Smith and Wright, “Counteractive Lobbying.” American Political Science Review

Chin, Bond, and Geva. “A foot in the door: An experimental study of PAC and constituency effects on access.”  Journal of Politics

David Lowery. “Why Do Organized Interests Lobby? A Multi-Goal, Multi-Context Theory of Lobbying.” Polity

Denzau and Munger, “How Unorganized Interests Get Represented.”  American Political Science Review

Hall and Wayman, “Buying Time: Moneyed Interests and the Mobilization of Bias in Congressional Committees.” American Political Science Review

Jennifer Nicoll Victor, “Strategic Lobbying.” American Politics Research