Early April 2018 GovLis team members Anne Rasmussen and Jeroen Romeijn presented three papers at the annual meeting of Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago. One key presentation was about the extent to which interest groups can strengthen the links between public opinion and policy.
Subsequently, the GovLis team met up at the Joint Sessions of the ECPR in Nicosia. Linda Flöthe and Wiebke Junk presented their work in a workshop on interest groups and public opinion, that was co-chaired by Anne Rasmussen in cooperation with Iskander de Bruycker. (Affiliated) GovLis team-members Stefanie Reher, Jeroen Romeijn and Dimiter Toshkov also presented their research in different workshops.