Thomas HolyokeThe Ethical Lobbyist: Reforming Washington’s Influence Industry

Georgetown University Press, 2015

by Heath Brown on August 31, 2015

Thomas Holyoke

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Thomas Holyoke is the author of The Ethical Lobbyist: Reforming Washington's Influence Industry (Georgetown UP, 2015). Holyoke is associate professor of political science at California State University, Fresno.

Can one of the most reviled professions in the country be expected to act ethically? If so, what would an ethical lobbyist look like? The answer is a guarded "maybe." Holyoke sets out to explore how Washington's influence industry can be reformed. In addition to a provocative challenge to the status quo, Holyoke provided an informed overview of the history of lobbying in Washington, and how the current system of influence works.

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