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Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

Benjamin C. Waterhouse


This book tells the story of the political mobilization of American business in the 1970s and 1980s. The book traces the rise and ultimate fragmentation of a broad-based effort to unify the business community and promote a fiscally conservative, antiregulatory, and market-oriented policy agenda to Congress and the country at large. Arguing that business's political involvement was historically distinctive during this period, the chapter illustrates the changing power and goals of America's top corporate leaders. Examining the rise of the Business Roundtable and the revitalization of older busi ... More

Keywords: political mobilization, American business, business community, U.S. Congress, Business Roundtable, economic power, American democracy, political power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691149165
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691149165.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin C. Waterhouse, author
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill