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The Usual Suspects: Interest Group Dynamics and Representation in Denmark

  • Peter Munk Christiansen
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Part of the Interest Groups, Advocacy and Democracy Series book series (IGAD)

Abstract

Some might think that being a researcher on interest groups in a corporatist country is an easy job. The accepted notion is that state–group relations are well organized and knowledge about the population of interest groups should be established and readily accessible – just push a button. Scandinavian-style corporatism, understood as the institutionalized and privileged integration of interest groups into policy making (Christiansen et al. 2010), may produce more knowledge about the population of groups than in many other systems, and consequently counting interest groups is easier than elsewhere – but probably not that much easier. Even in the Scandinavian ‘corporatist’ system knowledge about interest group populations is not that easy to collect. The reasons for the unexpected difficulties are various.

Keywords

Labor Market Interest Group Environmental Group Consumer Group Collective Agreement 
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