|Author (Person)||Beyers, Jan|
|Series Title||West European Politics|
|Series Details||Vol.31, No.6, November 2008, p1103-1128|
|Publication Date||November 2008|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Abstract: While understanding interest group systems remains crucial to understanding the functioning of advanced democracies, the study of interest groups remains a somewhat niche field within political science. Nevertheless, during the last 15 years, the academic interest in group politics has grown and we reflect on the state of the current literature. The main objective is to take stock, consider the main empirical and theoretical/conceptual achievements, but most importantly, to reflect upon potential fertile future research avenues. In our view interest group studies would be reinvigorated and would benefit from being reintegrated within the broader field of political science, and more particularly, the comparative study of government.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|