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Constituent pressure may be more effective than lobbying in determining whether a bill passes or fails.

Smith, Jeff (2015) Constituent pressure may be more effective than lobbying in determining whether a bill passes or fails. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (11 Nov 2015). Website.

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Abstract

What has a greater effect on legislative outcomes, campaign donations and lobbying efforts (the inside game) or constituent activism (the outside game)? In new research, Jeff Smith – who once served in the Missouri Senate, representing 175,000 St. Louisans – analyzes the impact of each method. He finds that contributions had no statistically significant impact on policy outcomes; other than nourishing a class of political fixers, corporate political spending accomplished little. However, constituent contacts seem to have had a substantial impact.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 10:39
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75878

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