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Assessing Conditions for Influence of Interest Groups in the EU. IHS Political Science Series: 2005, 106

Michalowitz, Irina. (2005) Assessing Conditions for Influence of Interest Groups in the EU. IHS Political Science Series: 2005, 106. [Working Paper]

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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 of decision-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.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > lobbying/interest representation
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > transport policy
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > decision making/policy-making
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > information technology policy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Institute for Advanced Studies (Vienna), Department of Political Science > IHS Political Science Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2006
    Page Range: p. 39
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:38
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5722

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