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Best Kept Secret: Women Corporate Lobbyists, Policy, and Power in the United States Denise Benoit

Best Kept Secret: Women Corporate Lobbyists, Policy, and Power in the United States

Denise Benoit

Published January 10th 2010
ISBN : 9781281151278
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166 pages
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From lobbyists such as Jack Abramoff, to corporate executives, like Enrons Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, recent scandals dealing with politics and government have focused only on men at the top. But do these high-profile men accurately representMoreFrom lobbyists such as Jack Abramoff, to corporate executives, like Enrons Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, recent scandals dealing with politics and government have focused only on men at the top. But do these high-profile men accurately represent the gendered make up of corporate-government relations in the United States?In this first in-depth look at the changing face of corporate lobbying, Denise Benoit shows how women who have historically worked mostly in policy areas relating to womens issues such as welfare, family, and health have become increasingly influential as corporate lobbyists, specializing in what used to be considered masculine policy, such as taxes and defense. Benoit finds that this new crop of female lobbyists mobilize both masculinity and femininity in ways that create and maintain trusting, open, and strong relations with those in government, and at the same time help corporations to save and earn billions of dollars.While the media focuses on the dubious behaviors of men at the top of business and government, this book shows that female corporate lobbyists are indeed one of the best-kept secrets in Washington.