Beth L. Leech

Rutgers University
Political Science

89 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ
USA
08901
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My primary research interests involve the roles of interest groups, social movements, and the mass media in the public policy process. In my new book with anthropologist Lee Cronk (Meeting at Grand Central, Princeton University Press) we discuss collective action and cooperation in cross-disciplinary perspective. Another new book, Lobbyists at Work, provides case studies of 16 lobbyists and the policies on which they work. I currently am working on a book on interest group lobbying and agenda-setting.

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Leech, Beth L. 2006. "Funding Faction or Buying Silence? Grants, Contracts, and Interest Group Lobbying Behavior." Policy Studies Journal 34 (1):17-36.
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Leech, Beth L., Frank R. Baumgartner, Timothy La Pira, and Nicholas Semanko. 2005. "Drawing Lobbyists to Washington: Government Activity and the Demand for Advocacy." Political Research Quarterly 58:19-30.
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Hojnacki, Marie, David C. Kimball, Frank R. Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Berry, and Beth L. Leech. 2012. “Studying Organizational Advocacy and Influence: Reexamining Interest Group Research.” Annual Review of Political Science 15:379-99.
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Kimball, David C., Frank R. Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Berry, Marie Hojnacki, and Beth L. Leech. 2012. “Who Cares About the Lobbying Agenda?” Interest Groups and Advocacy 1:1-21.
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Baumgartner, Frank R., Heather A. Larsen-Price, Beth L. Leech, an Paul Rutledge. 2011. “Congressional and Presidential Effects on the Demand for Lobbying.” Political Research Quarterly 64: 3-16.
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Leech, Beth L. 2013. Lobbyists at Work. Apress.
URL: http://www.amazon.com/Lobbyists-at-Work-Beth-Leech/dp/1430245603
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Cronk, Lee, and Beth L. Leech. 2013. Meeting at Grand Central: The Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
URL: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9902.html
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Baumgartner, Frank R., Jeffrey M. Berry, Marie Hojnacki, David C. Kimball, and Beth L. Leech. 2009. Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Substantive Focus:
Governance PRIMARY
Social Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY

Keywords

LOBBYING INTEREST GROUPS AGENDA SETTING COLLECTIVE ACTION COOPERATION