Interest groups and steel policies in industrialized and industrializing countries

This project tries to answer the question when and how interest groups are successful in influencing policy outputs. As an area of application the special interest policies for the iron and steel sector are anaylized in industrialized and industrializing countries. It is demonstrated that either full interest group competition or coordination is helpful in preventing special interest policies for the iron and steel sector, whereas mixed competitive and coordinated systems are rather prone to show these policies. The resulty rely on an fsQCA and two case studies.