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This project investigates the conditions under which interest groups cooperate well with one another in lobbying coalitions and the extent to which those arrangements are effective in influencing policy change in Washington, DC. In particular, it focuses on the membership composition of coalitions, their political contexts, and their institutional designs as factors that affect coalitional performance. In addition, it speaks to whether or not lobbying coalitions play a role in ameliorating or amplifying partisan polarization. The study draws on 380 original phone and 226 original in-person interviews with lobbyists and coalition leaders.