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Assessing the prominence of interest groups in parliament: a supervised machine learning approach

Fraussen, Bert; Graham, Timothy; Halpin, Darren


Ascertaining which interest groups are considered relevant by policymakers presents an important challenge for political scientists. Existing approaches often focus on the submission of written evidence or the inclusion in expert committees. While these approaches capture the effort of groups, they do not directly indicate whether policy makers consider these groups as highly relevant political actors. In this paper we introduce a novel theoretical approach to address this important question,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Legislative Studies
DOI: 10.1080/13572334.2018.1540117
Access Rights: Open Access


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