Machiavelli in Brussels: The Art of Lobbying the EU, Second Edition

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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 Union’s newest member countries. Recalling the work of Niccolò 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 opportunitis and pitfalls, and even its contributions to democracy.

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Rinus van Schendelen is professor of political science at Erasmus University Rotterdam and frequently trains EU lobby groups.

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-...An accurate description of the engine room... A manual for those who want to influence. [-]EU Commissioner Frits Bolkestein[-][-]-...A critical academic study and an incisive analysis of the EU decision-making process. [-]New Europe[-][-]-... following the Florentine writer, a perceptive description of both the mechanisms of politics and its special branch, the art of lobbying. [-]European Business

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