Framing av offentlig interesse under lobbykampanjer

Framing av offentlig interesse under lobbykampanjer

Ketil Raknes og Øyvind Ihlen er aktuelle med nytt paper om lobbying i Journal of Public Interest Communication med tittelen "Framing “the Public Interest”: Comparing Public Lobbying Campaigns in Four European States". 

Paperet er skrevet sammen med Ian Somerville, Chiara Valentini, Charlotte Stachel, Irina Lock, Scott Davidson og Peter Seele. 

Et av casene paperet undersøker er Travel Retail Norway (TRN) - om taxfreehandel på flyplasser i Norge. Her har de undersøkt hvordan virksomheten gikk frem da det ble foreslått at for Vinmonopolet, fremfor TRN, kunne selge alkohol på norske flyplasser. 

Les abstract her:

How do lobbyists get their way and what is the consequence for democracy of their strategies? It is frequently asserted that lobbyists appeal to the public interest to strengthen their proposals. This paper empirically corroborates this claim through four case studies cutting across different European cultural clusters and political systems. The paper unpacks how businesses communicatively construct a link between their private interest and the public interest. The findings illustrate the flexibility of the public interest argument and hence also the potential problem. If everything can be made out to be in the public interest, the concept becomes empty and easy to capture for special interests. At the same time, unpacking the communicative construction helps in critically evaluating lobbyists’ claims of working in the public interest.

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Sigurd Allern gjesteredaktør for spesialnummer om politiske skandaler

Sigurd Allern gjesteredaktør for spesialnummer om politiske skandaler

Øyvind Ihlen gjesteredaktør for spesialnummer om lobbying

Øyvind Ihlen gjesteredaktør for spesialnummer om lobbying

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