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In Search of Access: A Case-Study of Subnational Interests Access to the Institutions of the EU

Carvajal, David LU (2009) STVM01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Lobbying within the European Union is an everyday occurrence that provides officers and politicians with information for policy-making and gives organized interests a chance to represent their views. This thesis focuses on subnational interests experienced amount of access to the three major institutions in the EU; the Commission, the Parliament and the Council.
The purpose of this thesis is to test if the ‘Logic of Access’, a theory developed to explain business interests access to the institutions of the EU, also could be used to explain subnational interests experienced access to the EU and to achieve new insights. In addition, three other theories are looked upon to supplement the analyzing of the case and to better explain the... (More)
Lobbying within the European Union is an everyday occurrence that provides officers and politicians with information for policy-making and gives organized interests a chance to represent their views. This thesis focuses on subnational interests experienced amount of access to the three major institutions in the EU; the Commission, the Parliament and the Council.
The purpose of this thesis is to test if the ‘Logic of Access’, a theory developed to explain business interests access to the institutions of the EU, also could be used to explain subnational interests experienced access to the EU and to achieve new insights. In addition, three other theories are looked upon to supplement the analyzing of the case and to better explain the results. By conducting interviews and a questionnaire with actors associated with subnational interests, as well as reviewing literature within the area of subject, initial hypotheses to the study will be answered.
The results imply that the Logic of Access provide good explanation of the experienced level of access but that more research is needed to establish the relationship between organizational form and information supplied when subnational interests is the case study. (Less)
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author
Carvajal, David LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM01 20091
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
subnational interests, access, lobbying, European Union, Brussels offices
language
Swedish
id
1405448
date added to LUP
2009-06-23 09:25:07
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2009-06-23 09:25:07
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  abstract     = {Lobbying within the European Union is an everyday occurrence that provides officers and politicians with information for policy-making and gives organized interests a chance to represent their views. This thesis focuses on subnational interests experienced amount of access to the three major institutions in the EU; the Commission, the Parliament and the Council. 
The purpose of this thesis is to test if the ‘Logic of Access’, a theory developed to explain business interests access to the institutions of the EU, also could be used to explain subnational interests experienced access to the EU and to achieve new insights. In addition, three other theories are looked upon to supplement the analyzing of the case and to better explain the results. By conducting interviews and a questionnaire with actors associated with subnational interests, as well as reviewing literature within the area of subject, initial hypotheses to the study will be answered.
The results imply that the Logic of Access provide good explanation of the experienced level of access but that more research is needed to establish the relationship between organizational form and information supplied when subnational interests is the case study.},
  author       = {Carvajal, David},
  keyword      = {subnational interests,access,lobbying,European Union,Brussels offices},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {In Search of Access: A Case-Study of Subnational Interests Access to the Institutions of the EU},
  year         = {2009},
}