Lobbying the European Union: Institutions, Actors, and Issues

Hardcover | July 25, 2009

EditorDavid Coen, Jeremy Richardson

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It is universally accepted that there has been a huge growth in EU lobbying over the past few decades. There is now a dense EU interest group system. This entirely new volume, inspired by Mazey and Richardson's 1993 book Lobbying in the European Community, seeks to understand the role ofinterest groups in the policy process from agenda-setting to implementation. Specifically, the book is interested in observing how interest groups organise to influence the EU institutions and how they select different coalitions along the policy process and in different policy domains. In looking at 20 years of change, the book captures processes of institutional and actor learning, professionalisation of lobbying, and the possible emergence of a distinct EU public policy style. More specifically, from the actors' perspective, the editors are interested in assessing how the riseof direct lobbying and the emergence of fluid issue-based coalitions has changed the logic of collective action, and what is the potential impact of 'venue-shopping' on reputation and influence. From an institutional perspective, the contributors explore resource and legitimacy demands, and thepractical impact of consultation processes on the emergence of a distinct EU lobbying relationship. It will be essential reading for academics and practitioners alike.

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It is universally accepted that there has been a huge growth in EU lobbying over the past few decades. There is now a dense EU interest group system. This entirely new volume, inspired by Mazey and Richardson's 1993 book Lobbying in the European Community, seeks to understand the role ofinterest groups in the policy process from agenda...

David Coen is Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy at University College London (UCL). Prior to joining UCL he held appointments at the London Business School and Max Planck Institute in Cologne and was awarded a PhD at the European University Institute in Florence. In recent years he has been a Fulbright distingu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:July 25, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. David. Coen and Jeremy Richardson: Learning to Lobby the EU: 20 Years of Change.Instititutional Demands2. Peter Bouwen: The European Commission:3. Wilhelm Lehmann: The European Parliament:4. Fiona Hayes-Renshaw: Least accessible but not inaccessible: Lobbying the Council and the European Council5. Margaret McCown: Interest Groups and the European Court of Justice6. Sabine Saurugger: COREPER and National governments7. Martin Westlake: The European Economic and Social CommitteeActor Supply8. David Coen: Business Lobbying in the European Union9. Tony Long and Larissa Lorinczi: NGOs as GatekeepersSectoral Studies10. Scott Greer: Changing World of European Health Lobbies11. Sandra Boessen and Hans Maarse: Role of Interest Groups in Policy-making on the European Ban on Tobacco Advertising: An institutional Analysis.12. Wyn Grant Tim Stocker: Politics of Food: Agro-industry Lobbying in Brussels13. Oliver Treib and Gerda Falkner: Bargaining and Lobbying in the EU Social Policy.14. Cornelia Woll: Trade Policy Lobbying in the EU: Who Captured Whom?15. Daniela Obradovic: Regulating Lobbying in the European Union.Conclusion16. Jeremy Richardson and David Coen: Institutionalizing and managing intermediation in the EU.