Dwidar study on group lobbying, public policy published in PSJ

Maraam Dwidar 2020"Diverse Lobbying Coalitions and Influence in Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking," authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Maraam Dwidar, was published in Policy Studies Journal. Dwidar tested the influence of diverse coalitions of interest groups on bureaucratic policy outputs by analyzing a new dataset of organizations’ co-signed public comments across nearly 350 federal agency rules proposed between 2005 and 2015. She found that agencies favor recommendations from organizationally diverse coalitions, and not coalitions that are bipartisan or dominated by business interests. Further, Dwidar found that coalition influence is heightened when lobbying in coalitions that are larger in size and more well-resourced, and when policy salience is low. 06/25/21