The organised interest system in Australian public policy: Size, focus, impact and transformation

    Project: Research

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    Description

    Organised interest systems that seek to influence public policy-making are undergoing rapid transformation. Some researchers focus on the post-war professionalisation of advocacy; others suggest that the internet is positively (re)shaping the structure of such systems and their democratic capacities. This project adjudicates on such accounts through exploring the size and composition, through time, of the Australian system of organised interests. Using innovative methodologies, it assesses the presence and prominence of particular interests in legislative, administrative, print-media and on-line arenas. Through a theoretically original, national case study, it will contribute to international scholarship in this important area.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date30/06/1429/06/17

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$382,000.00

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