On 19th of January at 15h: Online Roundtable about the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs

New directions in lobbying strategies? Perspectives from the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs

January 19, 2023:

Time: 15-16 (Central European Time)

Recording available here

Chairs: Anne Skorkjær Binderkrantz (Aarhus University), Alberto Bitonti (Università della Svizzera italiana)

Speakers: Adam W. Chalmers (King’s College London), Wiebke Marie Junk (University of Copenhagen), Giliberto Capano (Università di Bologna)


Lobbying strategies are central to any understanding of the political role of interest groups. In this roundtable, we take stock of the literature on lobbying strategies and whether classic distinctions for example between insider and outsider strategies are sufficient to capture the full diversity of lobbying strategies:

  • New social media as a part of the strategic repertoire of groups
  • The role of coalitions and alliances in the strategic work of groups
  • Litigation as a strategy for interest groups
  • The link between the policy cycle and interest group strategies
  • Interest group framing as a lobbying strategy

Our panelists are all contributors to the Encyclopedia and will take one of these issues as the point of departure. Each panelist is also asked to reflect on a set of overall questions: What conceptualization of interest groups is most relevant for understanding this area? Is it meaningful to distinguish between insider and outsider strategies? How do strategies relate to other concepts such as access and prominence?

1 Comment

  • Mario Alberto Ricciardi says:

    Hi, unfortunately I missed the session! If you recorded it, will there be any way to view the panel online?

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