The Policy and Polity Determinants of Interest Group Politics in the European Union
The lack of previous research into political interest groups and taking into account policy-specific and institutional context characteristics is largely due to research designs that have been primarily focused on a small number of policy debates, with the result that contextual characteristics...
To Be Published November 1st 2015 by Routledge
Series: Europe and the Nation State
The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are well-known cases of consensus politics. Decision-making in the Low Countries has been characterized by broad involvement, power sharing and making compromises. These countries were also founding member states of the European Union (EU) and its...
Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge
Lessons from EU Studies and Comparative Politics
Series: West European Politics
Interest organizations have always assumed a prominent place in European politics because they link states with citizens, institutionalize the resolution of social conflicts, regulate important sectors of the economy and society, contribute to workable policy outcomes and socialize members into...
Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge