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How wealthy lobby groups benefit from a silent media

Stevens, Frederik and de Bruycker, Iskander (2020) How wealthy lobby groups benefit from a silent media. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (28 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Affluent interest groups are often said to enjoy a greater capacity to influence policy when compared to economically deprived groups. Yet, academic studies find no consensus about the validity of this commonly held belief. Drawing on a new study, Frederik Stevens and Iskander De Bruycker suggest that the role of economic resources for lobbying influence is mediated by the attention that policy issues attract in the news media. Their study shows that wealthy lobby groups are indeed more influential on EU policies, but their competitive advantage disappears for issues which are highly salient in the news media.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 14:42
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:41

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