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The Demand for Lobbying in the European Union - A Comparative Study On The European Commission’s and The European Parliament’s Institutional Demands For Lobbying Input

Uhac, Aida LU (2015) STVM23 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Lobbying in the European Union (EU) is a highly discussed and disputed phenomena. The main focus on lobbying in the EU is concerned with how and why lobbyists interact with institutional actors, rather than exploring both sides of the occurrence. The aim of this thesis is to explore and compare whether the European Commission and the European Parliament have different demands for lobbying input. The institutional demands is explored through a structured focused comparison, which is built on six interviews including two Swedish Members of the European Parliament (MEP), one assistant to a Swedish MEP, two employees from the Trade Cabinet in the European Commission, one employee from the Transparency Unit at the Secretariat General European... (More)
Lobbying in the European Union (EU) is a highly discussed and disputed phenomena. The main focus on lobbying in the EU is concerned with how and why lobbyists interact with institutional actors, rather than exploring both sides of the occurrence. The aim of this thesis is to explore and compare whether the European Commission and the European Parliament have different demands for lobbying input. The institutional demands is explored through a structured focused comparison, which is built on six interviews including two Swedish Members of the European Parliament (MEP), one assistant to a Swedish MEP, two employees from the Trade Cabinet in the European Commission, one employee from the Transparency Unit at the Secretariat General European Commission and textual material including two speeches held by the Energy Commissioner as well as a seminar regarding MEPs views on lobbying in Brussels. This thesis applies parts of the theoretical framework ”Theory of access” as the dependent variable, were the established type of institutional demands are incorporated. In order to explain the dependent variable, this thesis have added the independent variable of Interdependence. Moreover, it compares the Commission’s and the Parliament’s demands for lobbying input as well as its interdependence to lobbyism respectively. It further conclude that as the Commission and the Parliament is devoted to different constituencies and have different objectives over political considerations, it affects both their type and scope of demands for lobbying input.
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Uhac, Aida LU
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STVM23 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Institutional demands, Lobbying, European Commission, European Parliament, European Union
language
English
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7766721
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2015-09-09 17:15:54
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  abstract     = {Lobbying in the European Union (EU) is a highly discussed and disputed phenomena. The main focus on lobbying in the EU is concerned with how and why lobbyists interact with institutional actors, rather than exploring both sides of the occurrence. The aim of this thesis is to explore and compare whether the European Commission and the European Parliament have different demands for lobbying input. The institutional demands is explored through a structured focused comparison, which is built on six interviews including two Swedish Members of the European Parliament (MEP), one assistant to a Swedish MEP, two employees from the Trade Cabinet in the European Commission, one employee from the Transparency Unit at the Secretariat General European Commission and textual material including two speeches held by the Energy Commissioner as well as a seminar regarding MEPs views on lobbying in Brussels. This thesis applies parts of the theoretical framework ”Theory of access” as the dependent variable, were the established type of institutional demands are incorporated. In order to explain the dependent variable, this thesis have added the independent variable of Interdependence. Moreover, it compares the Commission’s and the Parliament’s demands for lobbying input as well as its interdependence to lobbyism respectively. It further conclude that as the Commission and the Parliament is devoted to different constituencies and have different objectives over political considerations, it affects both their type and scope of demands for lobbying input.
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  author       = {Uhac, Aida},
  keyword      = {Institutional demands,Lobbying,European Commission,European Parliament,European Union},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Demand for Lobbying in the European Union - A Comparative Study On The European Commission’s and The European Parliament’s Institutional Demands For Lobbying Input},
  year         = {2015},
}