Grassroots for Hire: Public Affairs Consultants in American Democracy

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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 ...

Grassroots for Hire: Public Affairs Consultants in American Democracy 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107619012

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Grassroots for Hire: Public Affairs Consultants in American Democracy 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107021365

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