Item description for Machiavelli in Brussels: The Art of Lobbying the EU, Second Edition by Rinus van Schendelen...
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 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 opportunitis and pitfalls, and even its contributions to democracy.
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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date May 6, 2006
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053568050 ISBN13 9789053568057
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More About Rinus van Schendelen
Rinus van Schendelen is professor of political science at Erasmus University Rotterdam and frequently trains EU lobby groups.
Reviews - What do customers think about Machiavelli in Brussels: The Art of Lobbying the EU, Second Edition?
intricate lobbying Sep 24, 2006
This is a subject very attractive to some readers. How do you, as a European interest group, get money out of the EU, aka. "Brussels". The author describes in detail many instances of lobbying, by a variety of lobbyists. You can see how a European federal apparatus has developed, that affects many aspects of people's lives.
There is also an analysis of interest groups at the national level. For example, those from Portugal or Greece often support protectionist policies for agriculture and small enterprises. Reflecting a common economic makeup of their countries. While Irish groups tend to favour a more open market, and greater free trade, as Ireland has benefited tremendously from these trends.
The competition between interest groups is also explained. Often leading to intense lobbying of bureaucrats and federal politicians.
The book is also interesting as a comparison with the US federal system and the lobbying that goes on at that level. Many similarities emerge.