The Ethics of Lobbying: Organized Interests, Political Power, and the Common Good Beverly R. David

ISBN: 9780878409051

Published: October 1st 2002

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112 pages


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The Ethics of Lobbying: Organized Interests, Political Power, and the Common Good  by  Beverly R. David

The Ethics of Lobbying: Organized Interests, Political Power, and the Common Good by Beverly R. David
October 1st 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 112 pages | ISBN: 9780878409051 | 6.62 Mb

Woodstock launched this project on lobbying in 1998 for three reasons. First, lobbying has grown exponentially during the past twenty years to exercise enormous influence on American politics. It has almost become a new profession in that time, andMoreWoodstock launched this project on lobbying in 1998 for three reasons.

First, lobbying has grown exponentially during the past twenty years to exercise enormous influence on American politics. It has almost become a new profession in that time, and therefore deserves a new review and evaluation.Second, lobbying has simultaneously fallen under suspicion and engendered critical resentment in some quarters. Its critics would say it supports special (i.e. narrow and well-funded) interests and is oblivious to the general well-being of our democratic life and process.Third, reputable lobbyists have called, therefore, for a clarification of standards and principles for use within their own ranks and as an explanation to the general public of the goals, objectives, and methods of lobbying to forestall misunderstanding and misjudgment.

This clarification would provide the lobbying profession with a normative statement parallel to the codes of conduct and ethical practice of the American Medical Association and the American Bar Association.



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