The role of interest groups in formulating EC policy is a central aspect of European Community development. This work uniquely provides academic analysis and an insider's account of how lobbying works. It examines the results of the increasing power transfer to Brussels in terms of EC policy progress, the activities of the EC Commission as an "adolescent" bureaucracy, and lobbying group behavior at national and European levels. The book also discusses a wide range of special interest groups involved in lobbying--business, financial institutions, industry, and nonprofit organizations. With concrete examples of lobbying and a general discussion of the policy process, this work will interest students and scholars of international relations, comparative politics, and European studies, and professionals and government officials involved in international business and politics.
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Department of Social and Political Science, Cambridge University
University of Warwick