Party-Interest Group Relationship: Character, Causes and Consequences (PIGS)


Project no.: MIP-030/2015

Project description:

The project was aimed at investigating the character of Lithuanian party-interest group relationship, its causes and consequences on public policy decision-making.
The project investigated the nature of party-interest group relationships in Lithuania by answering the following questions: which interest groups are able to influence political parties and decision-making; what is an actual influence of interest groups to policy agenda setting and how their pressure translates both into agenda setting and decision-making; what is the frequency and the extent to which interest groups influence political parties and parliamentary working bodies; what channels of influence interest groups use vis-?-vis political parties.

Project funding:

Projects funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (RCL), Projects carried out by researchers’ teams

Period of project implementation: 2015-04-01 - 2017-09-30

Project coordinator: Kaunas University of Technology

Ligita Šarkutė

2015 - 2017

Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Institute of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

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