Special Interest Groups & The Political Lobbying Process Descriptive Essay by ABCs

Special Interest Groups & The Political Lobbying Process
A discussion on political lobbying by special interest groups.
# 111494 | 1,309 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper takes a look at special interest groups and its influence on American politics. The author addresses the financial contributions that special interest groups provide to political figures and analyzes how these contributions influence political support. The paper uses The National Rifle Association as an example of special interest group that is involved in influence peddling.

Special Interest Groups
Criticism of the Political Lobbying Process
The National Rifle Association

From the Paper:

"Lobbying by special interest groups occurs at virtually every level of politics all the way up to the White House. Typically, in the case of lobbying efforts directed at the sitting U.S. president, lobbyists contribute large sums of money in the neighborhood of many tens of thousands of dollars (and not infrequently, much more, especially over time), for the opportunity to visit the White House and join the president or vice president for a meal at the White House. Sometimes, the highest contributors receive invitations to sleep over in the Lincoln Bedroom, as was often reported during the Clinton administration."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clinton, B. (2004) My Life. New York: Knopf
  • Cohen, M. The Souljah Legacy; The New York Times, June 15, 2008.
  • Dershowitz, A. (2002) Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age. New York: Touchstone.
  • The Economist; (2000) Special Interest Groups: In the Cross-hairs, July 6, 2000..
  • Harris, G, Carey, B Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay; The New York Times, June 8, 2008.

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