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Sunrise Over Brussels?

Till Sommer

ISBN 10: 363912460X / ISBN 13: 9783639124606
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Paperback. 112 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.3in.Lobbying is not only an essential part of every modern democracy, but it is also a highly debated issue. Decision-makers and political scientists alike consider lobbying as a vital component of effective and efficient policy-making. However, considerable sections of the media and the public perceive it as an intransparent part of the policy-making process in which representatives of powerful interests strive for concentrated benefits by offering checks in smoke-filled rooms. The European Transparency (ETI) tries to address this misconception by establishing a voluntary register for interest representatives. The proposal of the register initiated an occasionally heated debate among Brussels lobbyists and the European institutions. This book addresses the key issues of this debate and provides an academically sound assessment of the ETI. It covers the general rationale of the register as well as its definitions, procedures, scope and focus. While the book comes to a rather negative conclusion, it offers recommendations for improvements and contributes to a still ongoing debate that is no longer limited to Brussels but increasingly spreads into the Member States as well. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639124606

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Title: Sunrise Over Brussels?

Publisher: VDM Verlag

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Lobbying is not only an essential part of every modern democracy, but it is also a highly debated issue. Decision-makers and political scientists alike consider lobbying as a vital component of effective and efficient policy-making. However, considerable sections of the media and the public perceive it as an intransparent part of the policy-making process in which representatives of powerful interests strive for concentrated benefits by offering checks in smoke-filled rooms. The European Transparency (ETI) tries to address this misconception by establishing a voluntary register for interest representatives. The proposal of the register initiated an occasionally heated debate among Brussels' lobbyists and the European institutions. This book addresses the key issues of this debate and provides an academically sound assessment of the ETI. It covers the general rationale of the register as well as its definitions, procedures, scope and focus. While the book comes to a rather negative conclusion, it offers recommendations for improvements and contributes to a still ongoing debate that is no longer limited to Brussels but increasingly spreads into the Member States as well.

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Till Sommer holds a BSc and a BA in Public Administration (special emphasis European Studies) from the Universities of Twente, The Netherlands and Münster, Germany. He focused his studies on lobbying processes in the EU, and is currently studying Public Affairs & Lobbying MSc at Brunel University, West London. He pursues a career in Public Affairs.

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