Anthony Nownes

Professor of Political Science

Phone: 865-974-7052

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Anthony Nownes is a professor of political science whose research looks at lobbyists and interest groups within the United States at the local, state, and national levels. His books include Interest Groups in American Politics: Pressure and Power, and Total Lobbying: What Lobbyists Want (and How They Try to Get It). His other published research includes "The Political Activities of American Corporate Leaders," "An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Celebrity Support for Political Parties in the United States," and "Numbers in a Niche: A Practitioner's Guide to Mapping Gay and Lesbian Interest Groups in the United States." Topics of expertise: Interest groups, lobbying, and American politics