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Ms E. (Ellis) Aizenberg

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Photographer: Jitske Schols

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Ellis Aizenberg is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and studies the participation, or so called lobbying activity, of corporations in the political process.

    Research topic

    Over the past decades, the presence of individual corporations in the political process has increased substantially in pluralist and corporatist systems. Despite the potential threats this trend forms to democratic systems, our knowledge is limited. The objective of her academic endeavor is to understand why corporations lobby alone through addressing determinants at micro, meso and macro level in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany. The wide variety of data types and methods provide a novel insight in the development of the participation of individual corporations in the political process.

    Topics of interest

    • Interest groups
    • Lobbying
    • Quantitative text analysis
    • Time series analysis
    • Media analysis
  • Publications


    • Aizenberg, E. (2020). Text as Data in Interest Group Research. In P. Harris, A. Bitonti, C. S. Fleisher, & A. Skorkjær Binderkrantz (Eds.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs (Living ed.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. [details]
    • Aizenberg, E., & Hanegraaff, M. (2020). Is politics under increasing corporate sway? A longitudinal study on the drivers of corporate access. West European Politics, 43(1), 181-202. [details]
    • Aizenberg, E., & Hanegraaff, M. C. (2020). Time is of the Essence: A Longitudinal Study on Business Presence in Political News in the UK and the Netherlands . The International Journal of Press/Politics, 25(2), 281-300.
    • Aizenberg, E., & Müller, M. (2020). Signaling Expertise through the Media? Measuring the Appearance of Corporations in Political News through a Complexity Lens. Journal of European Public Policy.
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  • Ancillary activities
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