Publication
Title
Balancing inside and outside lobbying : the political strategies of lobbyists at global diplomatic conferences
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Abstract
This article seeks to explain the use of inside and outside lobbying by organised interests at global diplomatic conferences. At rst sight, the lobbying at these venues is puzzling as it does not seem to be a very fruitful way to acquire inuence. The use of outside strategies especially is perplexing because most aspects of international negotiations fall outside of the purview of national constituencies. It is argued in this article, however, that the presence of outside lobbying is not so puzzling if lobbying is seen both as a way to attain inuence and as a way to pursue organisational m aintenance goals. Empirically, the article draws on interview data with 232 interest group representatives that participated at either the 2012 session of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Geneva, or the 2011 (Durban) and 2012 (Doha) United Nations Climate Conferences. The analysis demonstrates that organisational needs, and especially the competition actors face in obtaining resources, signicantly affects the relative focus of organised interests on inside and outside lobbying.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of political research. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2016
ISSN
0304-4130 [print]
1475-6765 [online]
Volume/pages
(2016), p. 1-21
ISI
000384734200008
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
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Creation 03.05.2016
Last edited 11.08.2017
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