POL326Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: William Randolph Hearst, Breitbart News, Walter Lippmann

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Last week: # of access points in the us. Requirement to register as foreign agent-not seriously enforced. Biggest groups involved in foreign lobbying (centrally involved) Perception that lobbying efforts do have positive results. Effectiveness of military access to resources; states either purchase from foreign countries (not likely-dependency); own arms industry. Investment focused directly in industries relevant to overall project. Taken on different character in usa-derives from iron triangles: regulate 2. Agencies relying on expertise from those they oversee. Dod: interest in ability to promote members/growing budgets. Industries supply goods, congress-military districts (every state in us=dependent on military as employer) Science component: developed during manhattan project (research and development)- scientific and technological knowledge-located in universities. Groups in private sector-interest in policies-reps in congress-employment in districts. Reagan: (cid:862)(cid:373)issile shield(cid:863)- consensus among scientists was that this was impossible. Universities recognized opportunity funding posed (heavily dependent on military spending) Anti-war movement in the 60s: put pressure on administrations to divest.

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