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Koehler, Sebastian. 2018. Lobbying, Political Uncertainty and Policy Outcomes. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Publisher's Version Abstract
This book analyses interest group communication strategies in parliamentary political systems, and considers how political uncertainty, which emerges from the political process, shapes interest group communication strategies. It develops a formal model of lobbying in a bicameral legislature with strong party discipline, and discusses why interest groups choose public or private communication channels to influence political bargaining. The book tests its hypothesis in different policy contexts, including lobbying on major legislation in the field of labour and social policy.