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1st Edition

EU Lobbying: Empirical and Theoretical Studies

Edited By

David Coen

ISBN 9780415449175
Published April 4, 2008 by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

EU Lobbying: Empirical and Theoretical studies offers an analysis of large empirical studies of interest group politics and Lobbying in Europe. Recognising the continued European economic integration, globalisation and the changing role of the state, it observs significant adaptations in interest mobilisation and strategic behavour.

This book assesses the logic of collective and direct action, the logic of access and influence, the logic of venue-shopping and alliance building. It addresses specific issues such as:

  • the emergence of elite pluralism in EU institutions,
  • the pump priming of political action by EU institutions, and
  • the growing political sophistication of private and public interests in Brussels.

Through these issues the book explores how interest groups lobby different European institutions along the policy process and how the nature of policy dictates the style and level of lobbying.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Jounal of European Public Policy

Table of Contents

EU Lobbying: Empirical and Theoretical Studies David Coen.  Lobbying Activity and Fora Creation in the EU: Empirically Exploring the Nature of the Policy Good Andreas Broscheid and David Coen.  Networking vs. Allying: The Decision of Interest Groups to Join Coalitions in the US and the EU Christine Mahoney.  The Access of Business Interests to EU Political Institutions: Towards Elite Pluralsm? Rainer Eising.  The Impact of the Traditional Business-Government Relationship upon the Europeanization of Japanese Firms Yukihiko Hamada.  Lobbying versus Litigation: Political and Legal Strategies of Interest Representation in the European Union Peter Bouwen and Margaret McCown.  With a Little Help from the State: Interest Intermediation in the Domestic Pre-Negotiations of the EU Gerald Schneider, Daniel Finke and Konstantin Baltz.  Critical Resource Dependencies and the Europeanization of Domestic Interest Groups Jan Beyers and Bart Kerremans. Commentary  EU Lobbying: A View from the US Frank R. Baumgartner

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David Coen is a Reader in Public Policy in the Department of Political Science at the University College London