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Who’s in and who’s out?: Explaining access to policymakers in Belgium

Fraussen, Bert; Beyers, Jan


In most political systems, the community of policy insiders represents a small subset of the total interest group population. Therefore, one key question is which factors explain why some mobilized interests become insiders and others remain outsiders. By contrasting a bottom-up registration of interest groups with a top-down census of all groups that enjoy access to policymakers, we present a unique approach to distinguish insiders from outsiders. This approach allows us to systematically...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Politica
DOI: 10.1057/ap.2015.9
Access Rights: Open Access


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