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: June 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.
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‘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

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