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EU interest representation or US-style lobbying?

Greenwood, Justin; Young, Alasdair R.

Authors

Justin Greenwood

Alasdair R. Young



Contributors

Nicolas Jabko
Editor

Craig Parsons
Editor

Abstract

While the number of interest groups competing for influence at the European level has exploded, the EU policy process is usually described as strikingly apolitical. The initial surge in interest group participation was principally a consequence of the transfer of authority to the EU, and of greater policy activity in the wake of the single market program. Subsequent efforts to integrate interest groups more fully into the policy process reflected an effort to extend democracy. The still-limited scope of EU authority, however, also restricts the successful extension of democracy at the European level.

Citation

GREENWOOD, J. and YOUNG, A.R. 2005. EU interest representation or US-style lobbying? In Jabko, N. and Parsons, C. (eds.) With US or against US? European trends in American perspective. The state of the European Union, 7. Oxford: Oxford University Press [online], chapter 12. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/0199283958.003.0012

Online Publication Date Feb 28, 2006
Publication Date Aug 4, 2005
Deposit Date Feb 25, 2020
Publicly Available Date Sep 24, 2020
Publisher Oxford University Press
Series Title The state of the European Union
Series Number 7
Book Title With US or against US? European trends in American perspective
Chapter Number Chapter 12
ISBN 9780199283958
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/0199283958.003.0012
Keywords Single market; Governance; EU constitution; Democracy; Civil society; Pluralism; Apolitical
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/861786

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