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The Resource Citizen lobbyists : local efforts to influence public policy, Brian E. Adams

Citizen lobbyists : local efforts to influence public policy, Brian E. Adams

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Citizen lobbyists : local efforts to influence public policy
Title
Citizen lobbyists
Title remainder
local efforts to influence public policy
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Brian E. Adams
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eng
Summary
Citizen Lobbyists explores how U.S. citizens participate in local government. Although many commentators have lamented the apathy of the American citizenry, Brian Adams focuses on what makes ordinary Americans become involved in and attempt to influence public policy issues that concern them. It connects theory and empirical data in a new and revealing way, providing both a thorough review of the relevant scholarly discussions and a detailed case study of citizen engagement in the politics of Santa Ana, a mid-sized Southern California city. After interviewing more than fifty residents, Adams found that they can be best described as "lobbyists" who identify issues of personal importance and then lobby their local government bodies. Through his research, he discovered that public meetings and social networks emerged as essential elements in citizens' efforts to influence local policy. By testing theory against reality, this work fills a void in our understanding of the actual participatory practices of "civically engaged" citizens
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
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Citizen lobbyists : local efforts to influence public policy, Brian E. Adams
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Citizen lobbyists : local efforts to influence public policy, Brian E. Adams
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt14bt304
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
Citizen lobbyists -- Citizen efforts to influence local policy : a review of the literature -- Policy characteristics and patterns of participation -- Policy entrepreneurs and the opportunity to participate -- Local newspapers and participation -- Social conflict and participation -- Participatory strategies and tactics -- Public meetings and the democratic process -- The political value of social networks -- The practice of local democracy
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1 online resource (235 pages)
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9781281093790
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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