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Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

Lobbying in the European Parliament

The Battle for Influence

Authors: Kluger Dionigi, Maja

  • Offers new insights into the dynamics of lobbying in the European Parliament
  • Re-thinks the nature of the relationship between interest groups and EU policymakers 
  • Argues that interest group influence depends on several factors, namely interest, issues and institutions
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About this book

This book explains when and how interest groups are influential in the European Parliament, which has become one of the most important lobbying venues in the EU. Yet we know little about the many ways in which interest groups and lobbyists influence parliamentary politics. The author offers insights on four key cases of lobbying, based on the analysis of EU documents, lobbying letters, and 150 interviews. She argues that lobbying success depends on a number of factors, most notably the degree of counter-lobbying, issue salience, and committee receptiveness. These factors are brought together in the framework of “Triple-I” - interests, issues, and institutions – to determine the success or failure of lobbying. This book will be of use to students and scholars interested in EU politics and governance, EU decision-making, and interest group politics, along with policy-makers and practitioners. 

About the authors

Maja Kluger Rasmussen is Senior Researcher at Think Tank Europa in Copenhagen, Denmark, and visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Analysis Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was awarded her PhD in Government by the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Reviews

“This book will be welcomed by both EU public policy scholars and government affairs managers who wish to understand how interest groups shape policy in the European Parliament. Drawing on detailed cases studies, the book illustrates how the nature and salience of policy, institutional opportunities and lobbying coalitions define EU policy outcomes.” (Professor David Coen, University College London, UK)

“Maja Kluger Rasmussen’s book sheds new light on one of the oldest questions in our discipline, i.e. the question of interest group influence. In four carefully executed cases studies, she conducts a systematic analysis of why some groups are more successful in realizing their goals than others, relying on an impressive amount of empirical material. The study reveals a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the dynamics of EU decision-making and contributes to a new generation of interest group research. The findings underline how research into the state-of-play in specific policy negotiations is essential for understanding how interest group influence is exerted in practice.” (Professor Anne Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dionigi, Maja Kluger

    Pages 1-11

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  • Where, When, and How Does Lobbying Take Place in the European Parliament?

    Dionigi, Maja Kluger

    Pages 13-36

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  • What Are the Conditions for Interest Group Influence?

    Dionigi, Maja Kluger

    Pages 37-49

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  • Regulating CO2 Emissions for Vans: Is the European Parliament Still a Defender of Environmental Interests?

    Dionigi, Maja Kluger

    Pages 51-74

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  • Food Information to Consumers: Variation in Lobbying Success Across Issues

    Dionigi, Maja Kluger

    Pages 75-96

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42688-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42687-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lobbying in the European Parliament
Book Subtitle
The Battle for Influence
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42688-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42688-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42687-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 199
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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