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Machiavelli in Brussels: The Art of Lobbying the EU

Rinus van Schendelen

Published by Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 10: 9053567666 / ISBN 13: 9789053567661
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Title: Machiavelli in Brussels: The Art of Lobbying...

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

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Paperback. 384 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.3in. x 1.0in.Now in it fifth printing in three years and fully revised, Machiavelli in Brussels is filled with new facts and figures, real-life lobbying cases, and a detailed look at the European Unions newest member countries. Recalling the work of Niccol Machiavelli, leading researcher Rinus van Schendelen distills the practices of successful lobbyists down to three basic principles: ambition, study, and prudence. Paying close attention to the special issues implicit in EU lobbying, Machiavelli in Brussels illuminates the practice, its opportunities and pitfalls, and even its contributions to democracy. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9789053567661

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Synopsis: This fully updated and revised fifth edition of the bestselling original title is enriched with new facts figures, lobby cases and findings, and also includes the new Central European member countries. The four reprints of the first edition within three years, as well as several translations, indicate its success. This book is about winning one's interest in the European Union (EU), in short 'Brussels'. Countless interest groups from governments to civil societies try to get the 'honey and money' of desired EU legislation, subsidies and more. Drawing on research and evidence, the author describes how they 'pressed the buttons of Brussels' in daily practice and how they can improve their effectiveness. Recalling Machiavelli, van Schendelen reiterates the three catchwords of success: ambition, study and prudence. Behind all three, there are methods to follow (also applicable in lobby settings elsewhere). The book includes many real cases, smart practices and special issues of EU lobbying, as well as the limits of lobbying its contribution to democracy.

About the Author: Rinus van Schendelen is a professor of political science at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and frequently trains EU lobby groups.

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