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Insiders versus Outsiders: Interest Group Politics in Multilevel Europe

Andreas Dür and Gemma Mateo


What explains differences in the lobbying behaviour of interest groups? And what consequences do these differences have for the access that interest groups can gain to decision-makers and the influence that they can exert on policy outcomes? Building on an unprecedented amount of data on lobbying in Europe, this book puts forward a distinction between lobbying insiders and lobbying outsiders. Lobbying insiders, most prominently business interests, try to establish direct contacts with decision-makers, enjoy good access to executive institutions, and manage to shape policy outcomes when mobiliz ... More

Keywords: Interest groups, lobbying, European Union, business, citizen groups, lobbying strategies, access, influence, non-governmental organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198785651
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785651.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas Dür, author
Professor of International Politics, University of Salzburg

Gemma Mateo, author
Research Fellow, University of Salzburg