Lobbying Uncovered?

Lobbying Registration in the European Union and the United States

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Lobbying Uncovered?
Lobbying Registration in the European Union and the United States

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About the book


"To the public's eye, lobbying is still a highly obscure trade. Lobbyists are generally perceived to work behind closed doors in order to influence legislation—what really happens is unknown to the public. To make interest representatives more visible, both the European Union and the United States have developed mechanisms to register lobbyists. However, while US legislation now forces lobbyists to register and report their influential work by fixed deadlines, the EU's registration remains voluntary due to the lack of a legal basis. This book takes the reader closer to today's concept of lobbying, especially in regard to the EU's registration mechanism. Lisa Moessing compares both the US and the EU registration systems by their technical composition, accessibility, and handling and contrasts their efficiency and effectiveness. Providing a forum for 17 lobbyists, watch dog members, and political representatives to discuss lobbying registration, this book defines starting points for improvement and emphasizes the importance of listening to those who deal with the registers in everyday practice. "
The author

About the author

Lisa Moessing specializes in Media Management, Intercultural Communication, and European Studies. She wrote this book during her Brussels lobbying internship, taking best advantage of being closely surrounded by lobbyists, watch dog organizations, and representatives of the European Union.


"Thanks to its qualitative interview approach as well as an interviewee array of influential actors, decision-makers, and lobby organizations, the book is an important research contribution to the EU's mechanism of lobbying regulation which has been fought for and debated for several years."-Hans-Wolfgang Platzer, Holder of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Lisa Moessing
Editor Anne Honer, Volker Hinnenkamp, Gudrun Hentges, Hans-Wolfgang Platzer
Number of pages 156
Language English
Publication date Sep 1, 2014
Weight (kg) 0.1800
ISBN-13 9783838206165