Book Review: Ashok Sharma, Indian Lobbying and Its Influence in US Decision Making

Published date01 April 2018
Date01 April 2018
AuthorRajan Kumar
Subject MatterBook Reviews
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Feng Renjie
Doctoral Candidate
Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament,
School of International Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Ashok Sharma, Indian Lobbying and Its Influence in US Decision Making
(Delhi: SAGE, 2017), 332 pp. `895.
DOI: 10.1177/0020881718792457
Lobbying is an integral part of the American political process. It has become a
necessary evil as Madison famously called it. The First Amendment of the
American Constitution, which guarantees the right to freedom of assembly, pro-
vides a legal basis for the interest groups to lobby the legislators. Alexis de
Tocqueville, who visited America in 1831, recognized the value of interest groups

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