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Lobbying in the EP: the battle for influence

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Summary Based on her new book on lobbying in the EP, Maja Kluger Dionigi explains in the PADEMIA-paper when and how interest groups are influential in the EP.

The European Parliament has become one of the most important lobbying venues in the European Union. Yet we know little about the many ways in which interest groups and lobbyists influence parliamentary politics.

Based on her new book on lobbying in the EP, Maja Kluger Dionigi explains when and how interest groups are influential in the EP.

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She argues that lobbying success depends on a number of factors, most notably the degree of counter-lobbying, issue salience, and committee receptiveness. These factors are brought together in the framework of ‘Triple-I’ – interests, issues, and institutions – to determine the success or failure of lobbying.

Order Maja Kluger Dionigi’s new book Lobbying in the European Parliament: The Battle for Influence which has recently been published by Palgrave Macmillan.