The Politics of Information

The Case of the European Union

  • Tannelie Blom
  • Sophie Vanhoonacker

Part of the European Administrative Governance series book series (EAGOV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Politics of Information: A New Research Agenda

    1. Tannelie Blom, Sophie Vanhoonacker
      Pages 1-14
  3. Conceptual and Historical Reflections

  4. Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Jeffrey Lewis
      Pages 65-77
    3. Tannelie Blom, Loes van Suijlekom, Esther Versluis, Martin Wirtz
      Pages 93-108
  5. Interests and Expertise

  6. Informing the Public

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Michael Shackleton
      Pages 193-207
  7. Information in the Fields of Foreign Policy and Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Hylke Dijkstra
      Pages 229-241
    3. Tannelie Blom, Sophie Vanhoonacker
      Pages 277-288
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 289-326

About this book


This collection presents the results of a research agenda which examines how information plays a key role in policymaking. As a very dynamic environment characterized by many different modes of information gathering and processing, the EU forms a particularly interesting case to test the politics of information approach.


cultural policy EU External relations European Commission European Parliament European Union European Union (EU) foreign policy Institution OECD parliament Policy policy-making policymaking politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Tannelie Blom
    • 1
  • Sophie Vanhoonacker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of MaastrichtThe Netherlands

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