Benedetta Voltolini

Book Review: Lobbying in the European Union Interest Groups, Lobbying Coalitions, and Policy Change

Why can some interest groups influence policy-making while others cannot? Even though this question is central to the study of politics, we know little about the factors explaining interest group influence. This book aims to shed light on the impact of interest groups on European policy-making, with author Heike Klüver developing a comprehensive theoretical model for understanding lobbying success. Reviewed by Benedetta Voltolini. […]

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Lobbying from non-state actors is part and parcel of the EU’s foreign policy making process.

What role do lobbyists play in shaping the EU’s external relations? Using the Israel-Palestine conflict as a case study, Benedetta Voltolini investigates the role of non-state actors in providing information, raising awareness and shaping the EU’s policies in the region. Discussions about lobbying in the EU are not new, but recent events have made it a topic of particular importance. […]

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