The representation of business interests during the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain

  • Laura Chaqués-Bonafont University of Barcelona and BEI
  • Iván Medina University of Valencia
Palabras clave: organizaciones empresariales, COVID-19, grupos de interés, Parlamento, Gobierno


Este artículo explica la representación de intereses empresariales durante la pandemia de COVID-19. El artículo describe cómo las organizaciones empresariales participan en el proceso de elaboración de políticas públicas en diferentes áreas temáticas y espacios políticos. Siguiendo estudios previos (Dür y Mateo, 2016), el artículo sostiene que la pandemia COVID-19 no ha alterado la posición de los grupos empresariales en el proceso de formulación de políticas. Los grupos empresariales ocupan un papel predominante en la discusión de propuestas de políticas frente a otros tipos de grupos de interés durante la COVID-19 en la arena gubernamental, especialmente en el caso de las políticas relacionadas con la economía y los asuntos agrícolas. Por el contrario, los grupos empresariales ocupan un papel secundario en el Parlamento, especialmente en la discusión de cuestiones no económicas. El artículo también explica qué asociaciones comerciales representan intereses empresariales durante la pandemia. La estrategia empírica se basa en dos bases de datos desarrolladas por el grupo de investigación Calidad de la Democracia ( sobre la movilización de grupos de interés en el Congreso de los Diputados y el Gobierno español de marzo de 2020 a marzo de 2021.


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Chaqués-Bonafont, L., & Medina, I. (2021). The representation of business interests during the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain. Revista Española De Ciencia Política, (57), 21-44.
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