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"Europeanization and ways of interest representation by national business associations"

Wilts, Arnold. (2001) "Europeanization and ways of interest representation by national business associations". In: UNSPECIFIED, Madison, Wisconsin. (Unpublished)

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    European integration has profound effects on existing systems of industrial relations in EU Member States. The role of unions and organized labour, in particular, has been subject to empirical research. The question of how such changes affect the strategic outlook and the representational activities of organized business interests, however, has largely remained unanswered. This paper concentrates its analysis on ways of interest representation by business interests associations in the Netherlands. The question of whether these organizations differentiate their representational strategies towards the national and the European level is answered on the basis of a survey among 103 Dutch trade and employers' associations. The paper argues that these organizations are in the process of adjusting their external affiliations to the demands of effective agitation in a multi-level governance system. The paper also concludes, however, that the national level remains the most important focal point in the representational strategies of business associations.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > lobbying/interest representation
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > industrial policy
    Countries > Netherlands
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2001 (7th), May 31-June 2, 2001
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 02 May 2006
    Page Range: p. 23
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21

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