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In this bankruptcy the subject of this ebook is brought. part 1. 1 offers a quick and quite basic motivation for the clinical venture undertaken the following. curiosity teams are a truly well known item of medical inquiry, and so they bought already massive study recognition from students in political technological know-how, in addition to from researchers in economics. unavoidably, then, this ebook provides to a literature that's already particularly built. a close positioning during this literature of the theoretical fabric offered during this monograph could be given in bankruptcy 2. This moment bankruptcy also will, by way of a overview of the empirical literature, supply a extra common evaluation of the problems deemed to be very important whilst learning the effect of curiosity teams on public coverage. the description of the complete e-book is defined in higher element in part 1. 2. As such a lot concerns concerned are extra simply awarded in later chapters, this introductory bankruptcy is stored short. 1. 1 MOTIVATION large political strength is frequently attributed to curiosity teams. Examples abound in either the economics and political technological know-how literature, in addition to in journalistic money owed and renowned guides. On many events the authors show matters concerning the adverse effect of curiosity teams at the democratic caliber of presidency. "The pursuits of a small team are served on the fee of the pursuits of most of the people, the taxpayers!", is a frequently heard well known complaint.

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Graddy and Nichol (1989) obtain the same result for registered nurses. Relatedly, as we saw in the previous section, campaign contributions are less likely to buy a favorable legislative vote when there is high media coverage of the issues concerned. All in all, the picture is that electoral pressure decreases politicians' susceptibility to specific demands by interest groups. 3 Summary and evaluation It is generally believed that interest groups carry much weight in the determination of public policy.

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