When Does Government Listen to the Public? (GovLis)
In democracies a central concern is whether government policy is responsive to citizen preferences. The project "When does Government listen to the Public?" (GovLis) aims at extending our existing knowledge of political responsiveness.
Rather than asking "whether" government listens to the public the project is interested in "when" this happens. We explore how a) interest groups, b) differences in the character of the debated policies/issues and c) institutional differences between countries affect whether public opinion is translated into policy.
Information about the project, its team and its research can be found on www.govlis.eu