|Author (Person)||Baller, Inger, Beyers, Jan, de Bruycker, Iskander|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Series Title||Journal of European Public Policy|
|Series Details||Volume 22, Number 4, Pages 534-551|
|Publication Date||April 2015|
|Content Type||Journal Article|
Political science research on European Union (EU) interest groups and parties represents two separate study fields and both literatures convey a somewhat different image of EU legislative policy-making. While most scholars of party politics endorse the notion that parties politicize EU legislative politics, scholarship of interest groups tends to portray EU policy-making as embedded in a somewhat de-politicized context in which expertise-based exchanges between societal interests and bureaucratic agencies is crucial.
By analysing the context of EU legislative lobbying in relation to 54 legislative acts we demonstrate that, in particular on controversial cases, the alignment of parties and interests groups reflects party political cleavages.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Civil Society | NGOs|
|Keywords||Decision-Making | Policy-Making
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|