Publication
Title
The European Union interest system in comparative perspective: a bridge
Author
Abstract
Can we meaningfully compare within a single theoretical framework the politics of interest representation in the European Union with its counterparts in the United States and other national political systems? We address this question by first considering several candidate explanations for the lack of broad-ranging comparative research on interest representation, focusing in the end on the problem of context. We then argue that much of the recent progress in the literature is a result more of segmentation of theoretical issues. The third section discusses how this successful strategy of segmentation has unfortunately raised new theoretical barriers to comparative analysis. This argument is explored by comparing work on organised interests in the EU with two other cases the hyper-pluralistic interest politics of the United States and the neocorporatist politics of the Netherlands
Language
English
Source (journal)
West European politics. - London, 1978, currens
Publication
London : 2008
ISSN
0140-2382 [print]
1743-9655 [online]
Volume/pages
31:6(2008), p. 1231-1252
ISI
000259979400008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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External links
Web of Science
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Creation 08.06.2009
Last edited 07.09.2017