Publication
Title
Lobbying strategies and success : inside and outside lobbying in European Union legislative politics
Author
Abstract
In their pursuit of political influence, interest groups face the choice to contact policy elites directly or to generate pressure indirectly by appealing to the public at large. This article examines whether interest groups should prioritize inside or outside lobbying tactics in order to materialize their policy objectives, with a specific focus on European Union legislative policymaking. This article demonstrates that outside lobbying is not inherently more or less successful than inside lobbying; rather, the effect of inside or outside lobbying is conditional on the extent to which additional lobbying tactics are adopted and on the type of policy issues a lobbyist seeks to influence. The empirical approach of this article consists of an extensive media analysis and over 200 interviews with policy practitioners active on 78 policy proposals. The results indicate that outside lobbying leads to policy success when the lobbyists policy position enjoys popular endorsement within media debates and when the lobbyist engages in a coalition with other organized interests.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European political science review. - Cambridge, 2009, currens
European political science review. - Cambridge, 2009, currens
Publication
Cambridge : 2019
ISSN
1755-7739 [print]
1755-7747 [online]
Volume/pages
11 :1 (2019) , p. 57-74
ISI
000459221200004
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Project info
Understanding contemporary interest group politics: mobilization and strategies in multi-layered systems (iBias).
Lobbying for the people: Interest groups and public pressure in EU legislative politics.
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 08.11.2021
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