The Art of Lobbying the EU

More Machiavelli in Brussels, Revised Edition

M. P. C. M. van Schendelen

The Art of Lobbying the EU

M. P. C. M. van Schendelen

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

390 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $65.50 ISBN: 9789089644688 Published August 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Recalling the work of Niccolò Machiavelli, leading researcher Rinus van Schendelen distills the practices of successful lobbyists down to three basic principles: ambition, study, and prudence. Paying close attention to the special issues implicit in EU lobbying, this book illuminates the practice, its opportunities and pitfalls, and even its contributions to democracy. This revised edition has been strengthened with several new cases, insights and trends, and takes into account the new Treaty of Lisbon.


Special Preface to the Fourth Edition: Ten Years’ Anniversary of this Book

List of Figures

List of Best Websites

List of Abbreviations

1 The Europeanization of Public Affairs

2 The Playing-Field: EU Common Decision-Making

3 Pushing the Buttons of ‘Brussels’

4 Getting Grip on an EU Arena

5 Managing the Home Front

6 Managing the EU Fieldwork

7 The Limits of EU Public Affairs Management

8 Public Affairs, Lobbying and EU Democracy



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