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"Are You Gonna Go My Way?" - En empirisk studie av Västra Götalandsregionen lobbyverksamhet och nätverkan i EU

Storm, Josefine and Karlsson, Christina (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this thesis we have examined Västra Götalandsregionens ways to lobby and network in the European Union. Our aim was to examine which kind of methods the region uses to lobby in a successful way in Brussels. We found that the region uses both formal and informal methods of lobbying to gain advantages in Brussels. We also wanted to locate various networks which the region is involved in to more easily have their interests satisfied. We found that they had a lot of different alliances and that it is necessary to be involved in different networks to have a chance to lobby the EU institutions. The region also has to possess valuable information when to lobby the European commission. The region provides the commission with good information,... (More)
In this thesis we have examined Västra Götalandsregionens ways to lobby and network in the European Union. Our aim was to examine which kind of methods the region uses to lobby in a successful way in Brussels. We found that the region uses both formal and informal methods of lobbying to gain advantages in Brussels. We also wanted to locate various networks which the region is involved in to more easily have their interests satisfied. We found that they had a lot of different alliances and that it is necessary to be involved in different networks to have a chance to lobby the EU institutions. The region also has to possess valuable information when to lobby the European commission. The region provides the commission with good information, and in return the region gets a chance to make their statements. A lobbyist always has to ask oneself which one of the ways is the best to go. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In this thesis we have examined Västra Götalandsregionens ways to lobby and network in the European Union. Our aim was to examine which kind of methods the region uses to lobby in a successful way in Brussels. We found that the region uses both formal and informal methods of lobbying to gain advantages in Brussels. We also wanted to locate various networks which the region is involved in to more easily have their interests satisfied. We found that they had a lot of different alliances and that it is necessary to be involved in different networks to have a chance to lobby the EU institutions. The region also has to possess valuable information when to lobby the European commission. The region provides the commission with good information, and in return the region gets a chance to make their statements. A lobbyist always has to ask oneself which one of the ways is the best to go.},
  author       = {Storm, Josefine and Karlsson, Christina},
  keyword      = {Västra Götalandsregionen,lobbying,The European Union,region,network,The European Commission,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Are You Gonna Go My Way?" - En empirisk studie av Västra Götalandsregionen lobbyverksamhet och nätverkan i EU},
  year         = {2006},
}