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dc.contributor.authorHalpin, Darren
dc.contributor.authorBaxter, Graeme
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dc.date.available2016-09-16T15:21:20Z
dc.date.issued2009-05-01en
dc.identifier.citationHALPIN, D. and BAXTER, G. 2009. The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the "group system". Full research report, ESRC end of award report, RES-000-22-1932. Swindon: ESRC [online]. Available from: http://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/RES-000-22-1932/outputs/read/c7b5a0de-fbd8-4a0c-a0a9-9ad822e6d467en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10059/1742
dc.description.abstractWhat organized interests are mobilized in influencing public policy? What does the map of organised interests - the 'group system' - look like? This has been a central concern in political science for decades. The reason for this preoccupation is clear. As Schlozman (2009) succinctly notes '...since organized interests are so important in informing public officials about the preferences and needs of stakeholders in political controversies and about how policies affect their lives and fortunes, the shape of the organized interest community matters crucially for the equal protection of citizen interests'. This broad area of scholarly endeavour has settled into a set of more or less well established focal points. Following Schattschneider (1960), there has been a consistent finding of a 'business bias' in the 'group system'. Others have focussed upon the declining centrality of 'producer' interests to policy making: suggesting that there is a 'hollow core' to policy communities (Heinz et al. 1993). It has been argued that the group system is characterised by the growth of niche or specialised policy actors. These propositions and questions have rarely been explored empirically in quantitative studies outside of the US, and certainly not for the UK or Scotland.en
dc.description.sponsorshipESRC REF-000-22-1932.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherESRCen
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dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
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dc.subjectPublic policyen
dc.subjectGroup systemen
dc.subjectOrganised interestsen
dc.subjectMobilisationen
dc.subjectPolicy-issueen
dc.subjectDevolutionen
dc.titleThe mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the "group system".en
dc.typeReportsen
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/RES-000-22-1932/outputs/read/c7b5a0de-fbd8-4a0c-a0a9-9ad822e6d467en
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