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Chapter 5: Private and Public Power at the National Level
The relationship between private interests and government has been described in numerous ways. Pluralism and (neo)corporatism, segmentation and iron triangles, issue networks and policy communities, are some of the key phrases used to characterize the relations between organized interests and public authorities. In this analysis of private and public power at the national level, I will use the case of Norway as an illustrative example of how private interests operate in order to influence public authorities. My theoretical point of departure, however, is a more general one, and the general framework presented in this chapter should be relevant to other polities as well.
There are, of course, many aspects of power ...