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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 632 - Strat Advocacy: Lobby/Intst Gr
Strategic Advocacy: Lobbying and Interest Group Politics in Washington will critically examine American politics and government through the prism of interest group participants to reveal how public policy is formulated in our nation’s Capital.  Particular emphasis and attention will be focused upon the policies and procedures of the House of Representatives, the United States Senate and the Executive Branch of government as well as the lobbyists and interest group political participants that seek to shape the laws, rules and regulations that govern us all.  Moreover, course participants will engage in a thorough and in-depth examination of new interest group participants such as “527” advocacy groups and “Super PAC” groups that have emerged early in the 21st century in light of the Citizens United decision.  Students will also explore and analyze the impact of political contributions in recent federal elections along with Congressional and Presidential efforts to reform and refine the campaign contribution system. The course will combine significant analytical analysis of current political science scholarship on the role and influence of interest group politics along with firsthand insights and observations gleaned by the instructor’s substantive experience at the highest levels on Capitol Hill, the White House and as a practicing strategic advocate.  The course will be taught in a traditional seminar format with active participation required by each student. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Policy Management
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Public Policy

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