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Interest representation in the European Union.

Greenwood, Justin


Justin Greenwood


Why is the EU so reliant upon exchanges with interest organisations? What safeguards have been developed to prevent capture by special interests, and how effective are these? How does the EU system of interest representation compare with those of other systems, and what are its unique features? The fully revised fourth edition of this highly-acclaimed book provides an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the role of organized interests in the EU. Showing that interest representation is a key aspect of the European project, it examines the significance of interests for everyday policy-making, for European integration, and for the democratic legitimacy of the EU. Accessibly written and thoroughly updated, the new edition contains additional material on the regulation of lobbying and the European Transparency Register.


GREENWOOD, J. Interest representation in the European Union. 4th ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online]. Available from:

Book Type Authored Book
Online Publication Date Sep 16, 2017
Publication Date Jun 21, 2017
Deposit Date Aug 23, 2019
Publicly Available Date Aug 23, 2019
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature)
Series Title The European Union series
Edition 4th edition
ISBN 9781137491329 ; 9781137491312
Keywords European Union; Representation; Decision making; Lobbying;
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Additional Information This is a sample chapter from Greenwood, J., Interest representation of the European Union. Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here:


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