Informational lobbying in the EU: Mechanisms of probity, dissembling, and transparency

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This chapter examines questions of dissembling and probity in informational lobbying in the EU. Scholars have long acknowledged that information is at the very heart of EU lobbying. Information is used as a form of lobbying currency that not only grants interest groups access to decision-making processes but also the opportunity to shape policy outcomes in their favor. But to what extent do interest groups provide inaccurate, incomplete, and even erroneous information? What incentives do they have to be honest, and what safeguards can policymakers implement to ensure the receipt of accurate information? This chapter explores these questions from both an interest group and policymaker perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLobbying in the European Union
Subtitle of host publicationStrategies, Dynamics and Trends
EditorsDoris Dialer, Margarethe Richter
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319988009
ISBN (Print)9783319987996
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2019


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