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Lobbying in the European Union: Interest Groups, Lobbying Coalitions, and Policy Change

Heike Klüver


Why can some interest groups influence policy-making while others cannot? Even though this question is central to the study of politics, we know little about the factors explaining interest group influence. Understanding lobbying success should be of particular concern to scholars of European politics since the European Union constitutes a promising political opportunity structure for organized interests. This book sheds light on the impact of interest groups on European policy-making and makes a major contribution to the study of both European Union politics and interest groups more generally ... More

Keywords: interest, groups, lobbying, influence, lobbying coalitions, European Union, policy-making, European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the EU, quantitative text analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199657445
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657445.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heike Klüver, author
Junior Professor at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz