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The Resource Grassroots for hire : public affairs consultants in American democracy, Edward T. Walker

Grassroots for hire : public affairs consultants in American democracy, Edward T. Walker

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Grassroots for hire : public affairs consultants in American democracy
Title
Grassroots for hire
Title remainder
public affairs consultants in American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Edward T. Walker
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although 'grassroots' conjures up images of independent citizen organizing, much mass participation today is sponsored by elite consultants working for corporations and powerful interest groups. This book pulls back the curtain to reveal a lucrative industry of consulting firms that incentivize public activism as a marketable service. Edward Walker illustrates how, spurred by the post-sixties advocacy explosion and rising business political engagement, elite consultants have deployed new technologies to commercialize mass participation. Using evidence from interviews, surveys and public records, Grassroots for Hire paints a detailed portrait of these consultants and their clients. Today, Fortune 500 firms hire them to counter-mobilize against regulation, protest or controversy. Ironically, some advocacy groups now outsource organizing to them. Walker also finds that consultants are reshaping both participation and policymaking, but unethical 'astroturf' strategies are often ineffective. This pathbreaking book calls for a rethinking of interactions between corporations, advocacy groups, and elites in politics".--
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Walker, Edward T
Dewey number
361.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Business and public policy
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  • Business and politics
  • Political consultants
  • United States
  • United States
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Grassroots for hire : public affairs consultants in American democracy, Edward T. Walker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17558542
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 284 pages
Isbn
9781107619012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Uk)016558395
  • (StEdALDL)1/3132515
  • (OCoLC)864808714
Label
Grassroots for hire : public affairs consultants in American democracy, Edward T. Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17558542
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 284 pages
Isbn
9781107619012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016558395
  • (StEdALDL)1/3132515
  • (OCoLC)864808714

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