Thin Political Markets and on the Organisation of Capitalism in Society

Examining the phenomenon of 'thin political markets'.

This project examines the phenomenon of 'thin political markets', where corporate special interests are largely unopposed because of both their tacit subject-matter expertise and the general public’s low awareness of the issues. This enables the special interests to engineer the 'rules of the game' in self-serving ways. This project seeks to identify how widespread this phenomenon is, what institutional mechanisms and contextual circumstances mitigate or exacerbate the likelihood of thin political markets, and what is the harm to society?

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