Department of Political Science, Rutgers University | 89 George Street | New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Beth L. Leech is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on non-governmental institutions -- interest groups, social movements, and the news media -- and the roles they play in representation and policymaking. She currently is completing a book on interest group lobbying strategies that is based on two large-scale surveys of organized interests in Washington.

Her newest project, Agendas and Interest Groups, is a three-year, four-country study that will compare the policy agendas of interest groups and the public. Funded through the European Commission's Open Research Areas program, the $1.6 million project will examine the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and the US. Her co-investigators are Amy McKay of the University of Exeter, Patrick Bernhagen of the University of Stuttgart, Joost Berkhout of the University of Amsterdam, and Adam Chalmers of Kings College London.

Professor Leech is the co-editor of the journal Interest Groups & Advocacy, and the author or co-author of the books Basic Interests, Meeting at Grand Central, Lobbying and Policy Change, and Lobbyists at Work, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. For more information about her publications see her GoogleScholar profile and her Amazon author page as well as the links to her four books below.