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Explaining breadth of policy engagement: Patterns of interest group mobilization in public policy

Halpin, Darren; Binderkrantz, Anne S.


How broad do groups spread their engagement across the spectrum of public policy issues? The orthodoxy for some time has been that groups tend to focus their engagement rather narrowly. Some suggest that groups shy away from competition and pursue niche-seeking behaviour. Others argue that resource limitations constrain both the monitoring behaviour of groups and the extent to which groups can engage in policy influence activity. While there is some consensus that groups tend to specialize,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of European Public Policy
DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2011.544499


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