Interacting interests : exploring the nature of interest group coalition building in the regulatory state

dc.contributor.advisorJones, Bryan D.
dc.creatorDwidar, Maraam Ahmed
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-7179-5491
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-08T16:35:03Z
dc.date.available2017-02-08T16:35:03Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2016
dc.date.updated2017-02-08T16:35:03Z
dc.description.abstractThe lobbying literature is rife with studies of interest groups, spanning their democratic value, successes, failures, and the tools they employ in advocating for their positions. One of these tools is coalition building, where interest groups join forces with one another in lobbying. While the literature pertaining to coalitions is theoretically vibrant, due to difficulties in collecting comprehensive empirical data, scholars have relied heavily on qualitative evidence to answer questions concerning coalition building (Timmermans 2016). Addressing this gap, this paper presents a dataset that tracks coalition building through public comments that have been co-submitted by interest groups during the notice-and-comment periods of rules proposed by federal agencies. It contains all public comments submitted by a random sample of 40 American interest groups between 1998 and 2015. Using this data, I explore the composition, recurrence, and policy emphases of interest group coalitions.
dc.description.departmentGovernment
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2833N379
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/45596
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectAmerican politics
dc.subjectPublic policy
dc.subjectInterest groups
dc.subjectCoalitions
dc.subjectBureaucracy
dc.titleInteracting interests : exploring the nature of interest group coalition building in the regulatory state
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentGovernment
thesis.degree.disciplineGovernment
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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