Interest Groups and EU Governance: Shooting Where the Ducks Are

Jeremy Richardson

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Interest groups follow power to its source and, with the progressive transfer of policy-making from national to European level, the network of interest groups in Brussels has intensified over time, writes Jeremy Richardson. He argues that their lobbying has eroded the ability of national governments to set policy agendas and that many interest groups, now embedded in EU policy-making, have a vested interest in seeing European integration continue apace.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEuropean Futures
EditionArticle No 23
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2015


  • Institutionalisation
  • Integration
  • Interest groups
  • Lobbying
  • EU policy making


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