Network Coordinators

Joost Berkhout
University of Amsterdam
Department of Political Science
Nieuwe achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam, Netherlands

Heike Klüver
University of Hamburg
Department of Political Science
Allende-Platz 1
20146 Hamburg, Germany

Please find below a list of publications based on the data collected in the research projects affiliated with the Comparative Interest Group Populations Network.


Baumgartner, Frank R. and John D. McCarthy (2009): An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Using the Encyclopedia of Associations, Typescript

Bevan, Shaun (2013): Continuing the Collective Action Dilemma: The Survival of Voluntary Associations in the United States, Political Research Quarterly, 66(3): 545-558.

Bevan, Shaun, Frank Baumgartner, Erik Johnson and John McCarthy (2013): Understanding Selection Bias, Time-Lags and Measurement Bias in Secondary Data Sources: Putting the Encyclopedia of Associations Database in Broader Context, Social Science Research, 42(6): 1750-1764.

Berkhout, Joost, Brendan J. Carroll, Caelesta Braun, Adam W. Chalmers, Tine Destrooper, David Lowery, Simon Otjes and Anne Rasmussen (2015): Interest organizations across economic sectors: explaining interest group density in the European Union, Journal of European Public Policy, 22(4), 462-480.

Binderkrantz, Anne Skorkjær; Laura Chaqués-Bonafont & Darren Halpin (forthcoming): Diversity in the news? A study of interest groups in the media in the UK, Spain and Denmark, British Journal of Political Science.

Binderkrantz, Anne Skorkjær, Peter Munk Christiansen and Helene Helboe Pedersen (2015): Interest Group Access to the Bureaucracy, Parliament and the Media, Governance, 28(1): 95-112.

Binderkrantz, Anne Skorkjær and Peter Munk Christiansen (2015): From Classic to Modern Corporatism. Interest Group Representation in Danish Public Committees in 1975 and 2010, Journal of European Public Policy, 22(7): 1022-1039.

Fraussen, Bert and Darren Halpin, (2016): Assessing the Composition and Diversity of the Australian Interest Group System,  Australian Journal of Public Administration

Fraussen, Bert and Jan Beyers (2015); Who's in and who's out? Explaining access to policy-makers in Belgium,  Acta Politica

Johnson, Erik W., Jon Agnone and John D. McCarthy (2010): The contingent impact of U.S. environmental movement organizations and activities on agenda setting and law passage, Social Forces, 88(5): 2267–2292.

Jordan, Grant, Frank Baumgartner, John McCarthy, Shaun Bevan and Jamie Greenan (2011): Tracking Interest-Group Populations in the US and UK, in: Darren Halpin and Grant Jordan, eds. The Scale of Interest Organization in Democratic Politics: Data and Research Methods. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Klüver, Heike (2015): Interest groups in the German Bundestag: Exploring the issue linkage between citizens and interest groups, German Politics, 24(2): 137-153.

Martin, Andrew W., Frank R. Baumgartner and John McCarthy (2006): Measuring association populations using the EA: evidence from the field of labor unions, Social Science Research, 35(3): 771-778.

Pedersen, Helene Helboe, Darren Halpin and Anne Rasmussen (2015): Who Gives Evidence to Parliamentary Committees? A Comparative Investigation of Parliamentary Committees and their Constituencies, Journal of Legislative Studies, 21(3): 408-427.

Walker, Edward T., John D. McCarthy and Frank R. Baumgartner (2011): Replacing Members with Managers? Mutualism among Membership and Non-Membership Advocacy Organizations in the U.S., American Journal of Sociology, 116(4): 1284–1337.

Wonka, Arndt., Frank R. Baumgartner, Christine Mahoney and Joost Berkhout (2010): Measuring the size and scope of the EU interest group population. European Union Politics, 11(3): 463-476.