Lobbying, Political Uncertainty and Policy Outcomes

Authors: Koehler, Sebastian

  • Develops a new model of lobbying which can be applied in a non-US context, to European democracies with parliamentary systems
  • Provides a clean way to test specific mechanisms which help explain interest group communication strategies in parliamentary political systems 
  • Addresses the schism between game theoretic approaches to the study of informational lobbying and empirical studies on lobbying                                                                                                                                    
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This book analyses interest group communication strategies in parliamentary political systems, and considers how political uncertainty, which emerges from the political process, shapes interest group communication strategies. It develops a formal model of lobbying in a bicameral legislature with strong party discipline, and discusses why interest groups choose public or private communication channels to influence political bargaining. The book tests its hypothesis in different policy contexts, including lobbying on major legislation in the field of labour and social policy.

About the authors

Sebastian Koehler is a research fellow at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz, Germany. His current research focuses on interest group access to political decision-makers and on the role which interest groups play in legislative bargaining.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Koehler, Sebastian

    Pages 1-7

  • Fundamental Uncertainty: The Demand for Information and Interest Group Activities

    Koehler, Sebastian

    Pages 9-39

  • Process Uncertainty: Political Decision-Making

    Koehler, Sebastian

    Pages 41-55

  • Modeling Interest Group Communication Strategies

    Koehler, Sebastian

    Pages 57-83

  • Data and Operationalization

    Koehler, Sebastian

    Pages 85-112

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97054-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lobbying, Political Uncertainty and Policy Outcomes
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97055-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97055-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97054-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 168
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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