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Risky Business: PAC Decision Making and Strategy : PAC Decision Making and Strategy - Robert Biersack

Risky Business: PAC Decision Making and Strategy

PAC Decision Making and Strategy

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1994
ISBN: 9781563242946
Number Of Pages: 224

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By 1990, there were over 4000 Political Action Committees (PACs) active and visible in the USA. This study covers various perspectives of PACs - size, contribution strategies, access to Washington information networks and issues - by means of diverse case studies.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 3
Lead Pacsp. 17
Coping with Increasing Business Influence: The Afl-Cio's Committee on Political Educationp. 19
Conclusions: Cope in the Information Flowp. 27
The Business-Industry Pac: Trying to Lead in an Uncertain Election Climatep. 29
Conclusionsp. 37
Notesp. 38
The National Committee for an Effective Congress: Liberalism, Partisanship, and Electoral Innovationp. 39
Notesp. 54
Conclusionp. 54
The Demise of a Lead Pac: The Free Congress Pacp. 56
Institutionalized Pacsp. 63
The Nationalization of Education Politics: the National Education Association Pac and the 1992 Electionsp. 65
Conclusionp. 77
Notesp. 78
At & t Pac: a Pragmatic Giantp. 79
Conclusionp. 89
Notesp. 90
The Eaton Corporation Public Policy Association: Ideology, Pragmatism, and Big Businessp. 93
The National Association of Realtors Pac: Rules or Rationality?p. 103
Conclusionsp. 113
Notesp. 114
The National Abortion Rights Action League Pac: Reproductive Choice in the Spotlightp. 117
Notesp. 129
A New Political Pragmatism? the National Right to Life Pacp. 130
Conclusionp. 138
Conclusionp. 138
""Mom and Pop"" Pacsp. 141
The National Federation of Federal Employees: Big Little Man?p. 143
Notesp. 150
The Fhp Health Care Pacp. 151
The American Association of Publishers Pacp. 164
Conclusionp. 168
Notesp. 169
Grassroots Organization in Defense of Mother Nature: The Clean Water Action Vote Environment Pacp. 170
Le Pac C'Est Moi: Brent Bozell and the Conservative Victory Committeep. 181
Justlife Actionp. 195
Notesp. 200
Conclusionp. 200
The Washington Pac: One Man Can Make a Differencep. 202
Notesp. 212
Conclusionp. 212
How the Little People Choose: Pac Decisionmaking in the Phh Group, Inc., and the National Air Traffic Controllers' Associationp. 224
Notesp. 235
Conclusionp. 235
Conclusionsp. 237
Not So Risky Business: Pac Activity in 1992p. 239
Conclusionp. 256
Notesp. 258
Appendicesp. 261
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 302
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9781563242946
ISBN-10: 156324294X
Series: American Political Institutions and Public Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 31st October 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.66

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