Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3226: Money, Lobbying, and Policymaking

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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