Handbook on Lobbying and Public Policy

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Handbook on Lobbying and Public Policy

9781800884700 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David Coen, Professor of Public Policy, Department of Political Science, University College London, UK and Alexander Katsaitis, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80088 470 0 Extent: c 522 pp
This uniquely comprehensive Handbook examines the complex relationship between lobbyists and public policy through an innovative multi-analytic lens. Emphasising the profound impact of the topic on modern government and contemporary societal issues, David Coen and Alexander Katsaitis bring together a wide range of experts to illuminate the contexts and processes involved in public policy, and how this interacts with the practice of lobbying.

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This uniquely comprehensive Handbook examines the complex relationship between lobbyists and public policy through an innovative multi-analytic lens. Emphasising the profound impact of the topic on modern government and contemporary societal issues, David Coen and Alexander Katsaitis bring together a wide range of experts to illuminate the contexts and processes involved in public policy, and how this interacts with the practice of lobbying.

Using resource-exchange as a guiding meta-theory, contributors discuss lobbying and public policy at the macro-level, before delving into the dynamics of the policy cycle and policy procedures. Chapters critically assess how political and organisational variables impact strategic behaviour, as well as why interest intermediation varies between different political systems. Finally, the Handbook examines public policy’s effect on interest group activity, exploring a spectrum of lobbying activity through a bottom-up perspective.

Compiling a wide range of highly relevant case studies and deploying diverse research methods and theoretical models, the Handbook on Lobbying and Public Policy will prove vital reading to students and scholars of political science, public policy, sociology, and international and global studies. It will also appeal to policymakers and researchers and practitioners of public administration and political economy.
Critical Acclaim
‘This Handbook serves as an indispensable guide to understanding lobbying and public policy in all its many forms, processes, and problems across different policy fields and countries by the best scholars in these areas. It is an extraordinarily rich compendium that is certain to become the “go-to” source on lobbying for many years to come.’
– Vivien A. Schmidt, Boston University, US

‘In this Handbook, Coen and Katsaitis have brought together an outstanding collection of essays that clarify the complex relationships between lobbying and public policy and set out the issues at stake in this changed world. The comparative focus, the well-structured integration of the thirty-seven chapters as well as the fresh theoretical and empirical insights they contain make this an especially valuable collection.’
– Edward C. Page, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

‘This book stands out as a comprehensive exploration of lobbying''s impact on public policy, featuring a remarkable array of high-caliber contributors. It encompasses macro- to micro-level perspectives, diverse policy areas, and global insights. The exceptional expertise of its authors makes it an indispensable resource for policymakers and researchers alike.’
– Christoph Knill, LMU Munich, Germany
Contributors
Contributors include: Adrià Albareda, Elin Haugsgjerd Allern, Laura Chaqués Bonafont, Griffin Bradley, Caelesta Braun, Eleanor Brooks, Joost Berkhout, Pauline Büsken, Nauro F. Campos, Pablo Silva Cesário, Raj Chari, Alison Harcourt, Adam William Chalmers, Peter Munk Christiansen, David Coen, Francesca Colli, Louise Curran, Claire A. Dunlop, Jappe Eckhardt, Rainer Eising, Alexander Fitzpatrick, Makoto Fukumoto, Francesco Giovannoni, Wyn Grant, Scott L. Greer, Marcel Hanegraaff, Vibeke Wøien Hansen, Oliver Huwyler, Hiroaki Inatsugu, Wiebke Marie Junk, Alexander Katsaitis, Timothy M. LaPira, Kathrin Lauber, Iain McMenamin, Ebba Minas, PerOla Öberg, Jack O’Neill, Arlo Poletti, Colin Provost, Claudio M. Radaelli, Ciro Antônio da Silva Resende, Manoel Leonardo Santos, Helena Seibicke, Andy Tarrant, Herschel F. Thomas, Jacob Torfing, Matia Vannoni, Graham Wilson, Constance Woollen, Kevin L. Young

Contents
Contents:
Preface xi
1 Introduction: Lobbying and public policy 1
David Coen and Alexander Katsaitis

PART I MACRO-LEVEL PERSPECTIVES
2 Pluralism 17
Wyn Grant
3 Corporatism 27
Peter Munk Christiansen
4 Lobbying communities as organizational systems: theories and counts of politically active organizations 39
Joost Berkhout
5 The relationship between lobbying and corruption in Europe 53
Nauro F. Campos and Francesco Giovannoni
6 Who profits most from global advocacy? 66
Marcel Hanegraaff and Arlo Poletti
7 Lobbying regulation in comparative context and reflections on the future 79
Jack O’Neill and Raj Chari

PART II MESO-LEVEL FEATURES
8 Agenda setting and interest groups 92
Laura Chaqués Bonafont
9 Administrative lobbying: on executive policy packages and stakeholder engagement 105
Caelesta Braun
10 Stakeholder consultation throughout the policy process 117
Adrià Albareda
11 Impact assessment and interest groups 130
Claire A. Dunlop and Claudio M. Radaelli
12 Civil society and legitimacy in the policy process 143
Francesca Colli
13 Organised interests and policymaking in court 152
Colin Provost
14 Collaborative governance in all policy phases? 166
Jacob Torfing and PerOla Öberg

PART III MICRO-LEVEL STRATEGY AND POLITICAL ACTORS
15 Political parties, interest groups, and the public policy process 183
Elin Haugsgjerd, Allern and and Vibeke Wøien Hansen
16 Business money in politics 197
Iain McMenamin
17 Formal ties between parliamentarians and interest groups 210
Oliver Huwyler
18 The revolving door and public policy advocacy 221
Griffin Bradley, Timothy M. LaPira and and Herschel F. Thomas
19 NGO strategies and public policy 233
Wiebke Marie Junk
20 Business lobbying and public policy 245
David Coen and Alexander Katsaitis

PART IV SYSTEMS OF INTEREST INTERMEDIATION AND LOBBYING
21 Lobbying in the USA 261
Graham Wilson
22 Lobbying in the European Union: Multi-venue and multi-actor strategies in the European Union 272
David Coen, Alexander Katsaitis and Matia Vannoni
23 Lobbying in the United Kingdom 287
Constance Woollen and and Adam William Chalmers
24 Lobbying in Germany 300
Pauline Büsken and and Rainer Eising
25 Lobbying in France 315
Alexander Fitzpatrick
26 The interest group system in Brazil: Corporatism, pluralism and asymmetry of influence 329
Manoel Leonardo Santos, Ciro Antônio da Silva Resende and and Pablo Silva Cesário
27 Interest groups and lobbying in Japan 343
Makoto Fukumoto and Hiroaki Inatsugu

PART V THE NATURE OF THE POLICY FIELD AND LOBBYING
28 Business lobbying and trade policy 356
Louise Curran and and Jappe Eckhardt
29 Financial industry lobbying 369
Adam William Chalmers and and Kevin L. Young
30 Interest group politics in tobacco control in Italy and France 381
Matia Vannoni
31 Health policy lobbying in the European Union 395
Eleanor Brooks, Kathrin Lauber and and Scott L. Greer
32 Agricultural sector lobbying 408
Wyn Grant
33 Industry actors influence on policymaking in democratic states: The energy intensive industries 420
Ebba Minas
34 Big tech in the European Union 432
Alison Harcourt
35 Lobbying and the EU’s Digital Markets Act 443
Andy Tarrant
36 The role of interest groups in EU gender policymaking 455
Helena Seibicke
37 LGBTIQ lobbying: Advocacy, advice and regulation 469
Claire A. Dunlop

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