ABOUT THIS BLOG
I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material. We shall use some of this material in class, and you may review the rest at your convenience. You will all receive invitations to post to the blog. I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:
· To post questions or comments;
· To follow up on class discussions;
· To post relevant news items or videos.
There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.
The syllabus is at http://www1.cmc.edu/pages/faculty/JPitney/gov106-fall15.html
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Lobbying: The Lay of the Land
The revolving door and "cooling off" rules
Shadow lobbying and the irony of the disclosure law (Cigler 239)
The Lobbying Business
Requirements of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Note loopholes and lax enforcement.