Lobbying in the European Union

Strategies, Dynamics and Trends

  • Doris Dialer
  • Margarethe Richter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Theoretical and Empirical Implications

  3. Influencing European Decision-Makers

  4. Artists of Advocacy and Political Persuasion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Markus Klingler
      Pages 215-227
    3. Olena Carbou (Prystayko), Oleksandra Kryshtapovych
      Pages 251-262
  5. Scandals, Ethics and Transparency

  6. Trade Agreements and Interest Representation

  7. Trends and Perspectives

About this book


This book sheds new light on how lobbying works in the European Union. Drawing on the first-hand professional experience of lobbyists, policymakers, and corporate and institutional stakeholders, combined with a sound academic foundation, it offers insights into successful lobbying strategies, such as how alliances are formed by interest groups in Brussels. The authors present key case studies, e.g. on the shelved EU-US trade deal Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), lobbying scandals, and the role of specific interest groups and EU Think-Tanks. Furthermore, they highlight efforts to improve transparency and ethical standards in EU decision-making, while also underscoring the benefits of lobbying in the context of decision-making.

Understanding the tools and techniques of effective lobbying, as well as the dynamics and trends in EU lobbying, will allow professionals involved in the lobbying process, such as policymakers and corporate and institutional stakeholders, to improve their performance and achieve better results when pursuing their respective interests.


Lobbying in the EU European Union lobbying Lobbying scandals Political transparancy Political persuasion Brussels Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP Legislative lobbying Lobbying techniques Political alliances

Editors and affiliations

  • Doris Dialer
    • 1
  • Margarethe Richter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.European ParliamentBruxellesBelgium

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