Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3274: Money, Lobbying, and Policymaking

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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