|Author (Person)||King, Elvira|
|Series Title||Library of European Studies|
|Content Type||Textbook | Monograph|
Introduction: Religion and lobbying in the European Union
The activities of pro-Israel pressure groups and lobbyists in the US are well-known. But the pro-Israel lobby in Europe is less prominent in both academic and media accounts. In a unique account, the author identifies the pro-Israeli groups which attempt to influence policy-makers and implementers in the EU, specifically examining Christian Zionist groups.
Through a detailed study of the European Coalition for Israel (ECI), the only Christian Zionist lobby in Brussels, Elvira King analyses whether and how a religious group can (and can fail to) influence decision-makers in the EU.
By exploring the context of European relations with Israel as well as the mechanisms through which pressure groups are able to influence EU-wide policies, this book offers an analysis which demonstrates how the EU can be a site where religion and politics meet, rather than just being a secular institution.
|Subject Categories||Values and Beliefs|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Middle East|