Business Groups and Advocacy Success: Insights from a Multi‐venue Approach

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

This study applies a multi-venue approach to assess whether business groups are more likely to realize their policy preferences than citizen groups. Conceptually, it measures the advocacy success of interest groups that are involved in the various institutional venues visited during entire policy-making processes (i.e., executive, legislative, judicial and direct democracy). Empirically, it compares interest group advocacy across three different policy issues (i.e., railway infrastructure, stem cell research and promotion of renewable energy) in both pluralist California and neo-corporatist Switzerland. The findings show that, when controlling for the political system, policy issues and advocacy strategies (i.e., single- or multi-venue), business groups display higher levels of advocacy success than citizen groups.

Authors Varone, Frédéric; Eichenberger, Steven; Gava, Roy; Jourdain, Charlotte & Mach, André
Journal or Publication Title Acta Politica
Language English
Keywords lobbying advocacy interest groups business groups
Subjects social sciences
political science
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SEPS - Global Democratic Governance
Refereed Yes
Date 2020
Publisher DOI 10.1057/s41269-020-00162-8
Official URL https://doi.org/10.1057/s41269-020-00162-8
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Roy Gava
Date Deposited 21 May 2021 09:32
Last Modified 21 May 2021 09:34
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/263190

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Varone, Frédéric; Eichenberger, Steven; Gava, Roy; Jourdain, Charlotte & Mach, André (2020) Business Groups and Advocacy Success: Insights from a Multi‐venue Approach. Acta Politica,

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