The Armenian Lobby in the US: The Successes (and Limitations) of the Grassroots Approach

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2017-06-15
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The following thesis will provide an in-depth analysis on the success of one of the most powerful ethnic lobbies in the US, namely the Armenian lobby. This analysis will show what factors contribute to the success of the Armenian lobby. Thereby, this thesis also will what difficulties the Armenian lobby faces. Besides that, the thesis will show whether factors that are believed to have an influence on ethnic lobbying in general, are also the factors that contribute to the success of the Armenian lobby. The results will follow from a clarifying disquisition of the Armenian community’s history and most important lobby group ANCA, a comparison between the most important Armenian and Cuban lobby groups, a comparison between the Armenian and Cuban communities in the US, and an overview of the claimed successes of the Armenian lobby. These distinct elements in combination with existing literature, both scholarly as public material provided by the lobbies themselves, will eventually provide results from which it is possible to conclude which factors are the most important for the success of the ethnic minority’s lobby
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