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dc.contributor.authorBerkhout, Joost
dc.contributor.authorHanegraaff, Marcel
dc.contributor.authorBraun, Caelesta
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018-10-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2019-10-17 14:47:36
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:18:17Z
dc.identifier1001769
dc.identifierOCN: 1083014675
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/28224
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/37571
dc.description.abstractThe European Union interest group population is often characterised as being biased towards business and detached from its constituency base. Many scholars attribute this to institutional factors unique to the EU. Yet, assessing whether or not the EU is indeed unique in this regard requires a comparative research design. We compare the EU interest group population with those in four member states: France, Great Britain, Germany and the Netherlands. We diff erentiate system, policy domain and organisational factors and examine their eff ects on interest group diversity. Our results show that the EU interest system is not more biased towards the representation of business interests than the other systems. Moreover, EU interest organisations are not more detached from their constituents than those in the studied countries. Everywhere, business interest associations seem to be better capable of representing their members’ interests than civil society groups. These fi ndings suggest that the EU is less of a sui generis system than commonly assumed and imply the need for more fi ne-grained analyses of interest group diversity.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWest European Politics
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.otherEU
dc.subject.otherlevel systems
dc.subject.otherorganisations
dc.subject.otherdiversity
dc.titleChapter 8 Is the EU different?
dc.title.alternativeComparing the diversity of national and EU-level systems of interest organisations
dc.typechapter
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.taylorandfrancis.com/
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookNational Interest Organizations in the EU Multilevel System
virtual.oapen_relation_isPartOfBook.dc_titleNational Interest Organizations in the EU Multilevel System
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages24


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