Governance Studies

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REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst- Occupy DC protesters shout and hold signs as they march in a demonstration on K Street NW, a traditional home for lobbying firms, in Washington, October 15, 2011.

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Louder Chorus -- Same Accent: The Representation of Interests in Pressure Politics, 1991-2011

January 24, 2014, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Philip Edward Jones, Hye Young You, Traci Burch, Sidney Verba and Henry E. Brady

Drawing upon the Washington Representatives Study, an extensive data base covering the period from 1991 to 2011, Schlozman et al. ascertain how the Washington pressure system has grown. There are more organizations and they spend more on lobbying. In brief, organized interest politics is an arena that facilitates the conversion of market resources into political voice, resulting in pronounced inequalities.

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