Lobbycracy or is there a new layer of the EU policy making system? calndar icon image December 1, 2010 tags icon image , , , ,

Author: Adrian-Daniel Stan

Abstract:This article is based on the idea that the European networks generated by lobby activities influence the way European policies are drafted, adopted and implemented. The multilevel structure of the EU has created a secondary force of action between central European institutions and the nation-state. The focus of this article will be placed on the structure of the lobbyists – EU – relationship and its effects on policymaking. This lobbycracy is expanding fast, helping the integration process to fulfill its duties and giving the European citizens good public policy.

Key-words: lobby, networking, multilevel governance, positioning, agenda setting

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