Assessing Conditions for Influence of Interest Groups in the EU

Michalowitz, Irina (November 2005) Assessing Conditions for Influence of Interest Groups in the EU. IHS Political Science Series 106

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Abstract: An important factor for the ability of interest groups to contribute to democratic decisionmaking is the balance between their input and the political autonomy of decision-makers. This article focuses on the results of four case studies ofdecision-making in the fields of IT and transport in the EU. These case studies show that private actors do contribute to decision-making, but they are less influential for EU politics than anticipated. Based on the case studies, this article assesses how and to what extent interest groups contribute to decision-making in the two sectors, in the context of the EU's political structure and, notably, its alleged democratic deficit.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Interessengruppen' 'Lobbying' 'Einfluss' 'Demokratie' 'Verkehr' 'Informationstechnologie' 'Interest groups' 'Lobbying' 'Influence' 'Democracy' 'Transport' 'Information and Communications Technology'
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:38
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2017 14:30
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/1671

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