Andreas Warntjen, Arndt Wonka (Eds.)  
  Governance in Europe vergrößerte Ansicht in neuem Fenster    
  The Role of Interest Groups  
   
  163 pp., Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2004  
  ISBN 3-8329-0634-7  
   
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Abstract

The concept of governance has increasingly attracted practitioners and scholars of politics and public administration. "Governance" comprises reflections on new forms of public control and regulation, which strive to come to terms with the complex challenges of modern societies. Besides the potential gains in efficiency, governance has immense normative implications due to possible problems of accountability and transparency. The European context provides a particular interesting field of study as it represents an evolving political system.
This volume presents an overview of current research on this topic, compromised of both theoretical and empirical studies. Specifically, it addresses questions regarding the role of interest groups in formulating European public polices at the European and the national level. What impact do interests groups have? What determines their influence? What are the empirical and normative implications? By bringing together contributions that approach these questions from different perspectives, the volume offers a stimulating outlook that should inspire further research in the field. It is particularly relevant for students of European integration and interest intermediation in comparative politics.

Contents

Preface  
Part I: Theoretical Perspectives  
Arndt Wonka and Andreas Warntjen
The Making of Public Policies in the European Union: Linking Theories of Formal Decision-making and Informal Interest Intermediation
 
Volker Schneider
State Theory, Governance and the Logic of Regulation and Administrative Control
 
Madeleine O. Hosli, Andreas Nölke and Jan Beyers
Contending Political-Economy Perspectives on European Interest Group Activity
 
B. Guy Peters
Interest Groups and European Governance: A Normative Perspective
 
Part II: Empirical Results  
Amanda Sloat
Governance in the Making: The Future of the EU's (Thought) Experiment
 
Irina Michalowitz
Lobbying as a Two-way Strategy: Interest Intermediation or Mutual Instrumentalisation?
 
Christian H.C.A. Henning
Modelling the Political Influence of Interest Groups: Theory and Empirical Evidence from European Agricultural Policy
 
. Christine Arnold and Paul Pennings
Recent Developments in EU-level Social Policy-Making and Corporatist Governance
 
  Gerald Schneider and Konstantin Baltz
Specialization pays off: Interest Group Influence on EU Pre-negotiations in four Member States
 
  Jan-Erik Lane and Svante Ersson
The Impact of Trade Unions on Social Policy in EU Member States
 
List ofContributors  

List of Contributors

Christine Arnold, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Free University Amsterdam

Konstantin Baltz, Research Assistant at the Department of Politics and Management, University of Konstanz

Jan Beyers, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Leiden University

Svante Ersson, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Umea University

Christian H.C.A. Henning, Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

Madeleine O. Hosli, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Leiden University

Jan-Erik Lane, Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Geneva

Irina Michalowitz, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

Andreas Nölke, Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Free University Amsterdam

Paul Pennings, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Free University Amsterdam

B. Guy Peters, Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Gerald Schneider, Professor at the Department of Politics and Management, University of Konstanz

Volker Schneider, Professor at the Department of Politics and Management, University of Konstanz

Amanda Sloat, Research Fellow at the Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research, Queen's University Belfast

Andreas Warntjen, Research Student at the Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science

Arndt Wonka, Research Student at the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), University of Mannheim