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The New Entrepreneurial Advocacy: Silicon Valley Elites in American Politics

Darren R. Halpin and Anthony J. Nownes


The role of business in the American political system has always stirred emotions. Contemporary evidence of the clear and growing disparities in wealth between ordinary citizens and business elites has drawn new attention to this topic. Recently, the canon on the activities of business elites in politics has grown, as we have learned a great deal about how business firms and their ultra-wealthy leaders and investors seek to exert political influence. This book examines one form of business elite activity that has thus far received surprisingly little scholarly attention despite the high-profil ... More

Keywords: advocacy, American politics, Silicon Valley, campaign contributions, lobbying, organized interests, corporate political activity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190883003
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190883003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Darren R. Halpin, author
Professor of Political Science, Australian National University

Anthony J. Nownes, author
Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee