Democracy and Lobbying in the European Union
Campus Verlag, 2007 - 208 pagina's
Can interest groups and lobbyists—arguably undemocratic institutions—operate in democratic systems without hindering the people’s interests? Karolina Karr’s Democracy and Lobbying in the European Union explores the role and potential impact of interest groups on democracy, both in theory and practice, in the context of a changing continent. This timely volume explores how the power of interest groups has developed due to the growing distance between elected representatives and the European people and forecasts what this development might mean for the vitality of government.
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Andersen associations authorization and accountability balancing bargaining Brussels Buholzer Chapter citizen classification comitology Commission committees common concept consensus consensus decision-making consensus democracy consociational democracy consociationalism constitution context cornerstones corporatism corporatist Council debate decision-making process decisions delegated law democ democratic deficit demos differentiate Directorate-General for Research dominance effects elections elite equality of vote EU’s European Parliament European Public European Union examination favor function individual influence institutionalized institutions integration interest groups interest intermediation interest lobbies interest representation intermediaries involved Jachtenfuchs lack Lahusen legislative legitimacy Lehmbruch Lijphart lobby groups lobbying process lobbying resources lobbyists majoritarian multi-level governance multi-level system nation-state negative lobbying impact NGOs non-elected normative officials organizations participation players pluralism policy networks policy process political equality political system possible principles public interest ratic representative offices role Scharpf Schendelen 2002 Schmitter segments self-determination structure subsidiarity suggested supranational system of interest theory tion transparency