Download e-book for kindle: Careers after Congress: Do Jobseeking Legislators by Matthew Dabros

By Matthew Dabros

Citizens, reporters, and watchdog organisations declare that U.S. Congress contributors serve detailed curiosity teams in go back for profitable jobs in when they depart office—and that those legislators turn into lax of their ultimate time period of place of work as they're not pressured via elections to supply caliber illustration to voters. This booklet investigates the veracity of those claims.

• deals a well timed and fact-based viewpoint at the dating among legislators and targeted curiosity agencies, one within which designated pursuits constrain—not exploit—lawmakers' opportunistic proclivities

• files how the phobia of reduced post-office employment possibilities compels legislators to provide caliber illustration instead of succumb to opportunism within the ultimate time period of officeholding and within the absence of electoral constraints

• unearths that post-Congressional careers entail greater than simply lobbying via an up to date accounting of the occupation judgements of just about each senator and consultant who left workplace among 2001 and 2011

• Investigates and identifies the most important components that recommended legislators to stay in public provider, absorb a occupation in lobbying or somewhere else within the inner most region, or retire from paintings altogether

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