It manages both to fill a significant scholarly gap and to connect disparate literatures. It will appeal primarily to scholars of interest groups and lobbying, but it will also be of interest to scholars of the presidency and American politics more generally. Graham G. Dodds, Concordia University.
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Heath Brown’s study of the role that interest groups play during presidential transitions, from staffing the administration to setting the president’s policy agenda, is a much-needed addition to the growing literature on how decisions are made by the incoming president and advisors between Election Day and the inaugural.
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In his new book, Lobbying the New President: Interests in Transition (Routledge, 2012), Heath Brown, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at Seton Hall University, considers the impact of presidential transitions on the political landscape, and the&.
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New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2012 . The major questions underpinning the book concern how groups operate during the transition itself, and whether their actions in this phase yield advantages in the longer-term, particularly in terms of achieving policy aims during the incoming president's administration. Given the emphasis on this recent transition, however, the book has more to say about what interest groups do in this phase, rather than what they get out of it.
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Presidential transitions offer the chance for new ideas, policies, and people to inhabit the White House. Transitions have triggered policy change for decades and eager interest groups have sought ways to capitalize on this often chaotic phase of US politics. President-Elect Barack Obama declared that lobbyists would be forbidden from serving his transition and issued stiff regulations and rules to limit their access to the planning for his White House. Yet even though Obama’s efforts mirror previous Presidents anti-lobbyist efforts, all Presidential transitions provide certain channels of influence, and Obama himself chose the head of a powerful and politically oriented think tank, the Center for American Progress, to run his transition. New Presidents need the information, ideas, and political capital that groups possess. Thus a curious paradox.
Using an innovative mixed methodology integrating a historical analysis of original documents, original interviews with over 40 interest group leaders and transition leaders, a survey of 300 interest groups and content analysis of 300 interest group letters, Lobbying the New President uncovers the politics of interest group influence during Presidential transitions. In doing so, Heath Brown asks:
Was the role played by Heritage in 1980 and CAP in 2008 indicative of a pattern of influence during the transition phase?
Or have Presidents effectively shielded themselves from outside influence at the earliest point of their time in office?
What can we learn about the larger study of interest groups and the Presidency from a focus on the transition phase?
This book is a valuable resource that goes beyond the field of presidency studies which American politics scholars as well as public policy specialists should not go without.