1st Edition

Parliaments and Pressure Groups in Western Europe

Edited By Philip Norton Copyright 1999
    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    Pressure groups are fundamental to pluralist societies. But what is the relationship between those groups and parliaments? This work explores the links between parliaments and pressure groups, assessing the extent and impact of the contact that occurs. Is pressure group activity beneficial to parliament? And what are the implications for the political system?

    Chapter 1 Introduction:Putting Pressure on Parliaments, Philip Norton; Chapter 2 The United Kingdom: Parliament Under Pressure, Philip Norton; Chapter 3 Germany: Bundestag and Interest Groups in a ‘Part y Democracy’, Thomas Saalfeld; Chapter 4 Parliament and Pressure Groups in Italy, Vincent Della Sala; Chapter 5 Belgium: Insider Pressure Groups in an Outsider Parliament, Lieven De Winter; Chapter 6 The Netherlands: Parliamentary Part ies Rival with Pressure Groups, M.EC.M. Van Schendelen; Chapter 7 Parliaments and Pressure Groups: The Irish Experience of Change, Eunan O'halpin, Eileen Connolly; Chapter 8 The European Parliament: Getting the House in Order, Mark E Shephard; Chapter 9 Conclusion: Conflicting Pressures, Philip Norton;


    Philip Norton