Machiavelli in Brussels

The Art of Lobbying the EU, Second Edition

Rinus van Schendelen

Machiavelli in Brussels
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Rinus van Schendelen

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

384 pages | 2 halftones | 6-1/4 x 9-1/2 | © 2006
Paper $49.50 ISBN: 9789053567661 Published May 2006 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Now in it fifth printing in three years and fully revised, Machiavelli in Brussels is filled with new facts and figures, real-life lobbying cases, and a detailed look at the European Union’s newest member countries. Recalling the work of Niccolò Machiavelli, leading researcher Rinus van Schendelen distills the practices of successful lobbyists down to three basic principles: ambition, study, and prudence. Paying close attention to the special issues implicit in EU lobbying, Machiavelli in Brussels illuminates the practice, its opportunitis and pitfalls, and even its contributions to democracy.
Detailed Contents
List of Figures
List of Best Websites
List of Abbreviations
1.  The Europeanisation of Public Affairs
2.  The Playing Field:  EU Common Decision-Making
3.  Pushing the Buttons of 'Brussels'
4.  Managing the EU Arena
5.  Managing the Home Front
6.  Managing the Fieldwork
7.  The Limits of EU Public Affairs Management
8.  Lobbying and EU Democracy
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