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Author Brandt, Urs Steiner, author
Title The politics of persuasion : should lobbying be regulated in the EU? / Urs Steiner Brandt, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark ; Gert Tinggaard Svendsen, Professor of Comparative Politics, Aarhus University, Denmark
Imprint Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  JN36 .B527 2016    DUE 06-28-21    30660020169418
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  324.4094 B7347 2017    AVAILABLE  -  30500101548819
Edition Paperback edition 2017
Descript ix, 161 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Introduction -- Power centralization -- Bureaucracy -- The EU emission trading system (ETS) -- Green industries, switch point and first-movers -- Countervailing lobbying -- Alignment of incentives -- Should lobbying be regulated in the EU?
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-153) and index
The EU is at a crossroads. Should it choose the path towards protectionism or the path towards free trade? This book convincingly argues that lobbying regulation will be a decisive first step towards fulfilling the European dream of free trade, in accordance with the original purpose of the Treaty of Rome. Without the regulation of lobbyists to try and prevent undue political persuasion, there is a greater risk of abuse in the form of corruption, subsidies and trade barriers, which will come at the expense of consumers, tax payers and competitiveness. This interdisciplinary approach - both theoretical and methodological - offers a wealth of knowledge concerning the effect of lobbying on political decision-making and will appeal to academics across the social sciences, practitioners and policy-makers.-- Provided by Publisher
Subject Lobbying -- European Union countries
Decentralization in government -- European Union countries
Bureaucracy -- European Union countries
Free trade -- European Union countries
Emissions trading -- European Union countries
Alt Author Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard, 1963- author
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