Title
Pressure and expertise : explaining the information supply of interest groups in EU legislative lobbying Pressure and expertise : explaining the information supply of interest groups in EU legislative lobbying
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Politics
Economics
Law
Source (journal)
Journal of common market studies. - Oxford
Volume/pages
54(2016) :3 , p. 599-616
ISSN
0021-9886
ISI
000374335700007
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
EU politics has long been portrayed as an elite affair in which technocratic deliberation prevails. As a consequence, information supply by interest groups has typically been viewed as part of an expertise-based exchange with policy-makers. Less attention has been devoted to whether the supply of information is also used to exert political pressure. In addition to expertise-based exchanges between interest groups and policy-makers, can we identify the prevalence of information supply that aims to put pressure on EU policy-makers? And under what conditions are different modes of information supply likely to occur? My analysis relies on interviews with 143 lobbyists who were active on a set of 78 legislative proposals submitted by the European Commission between 2008 and 2010. The results demonstrate that expertise-based exchanges are dominant in interactions with civil servants, while political information is predominantly communicated to political officials and often the key substance in outside lobbying tactics.
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