Lobbying in the European Union: The Legislative Processes of The Service Directive and REACH

Andreas Hastrup Clemmesen, Asger Sams Granerud, Emilia Valbum Rasmussen & Thomas Falke Mortensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Lobbyism is a term intrinsically linked with the question of democratic deficit of the EU. There was and is an ongoing debate on whether EU fulfils the demands of a democratic institution?This has to do with the trend of considering lobbyism as a tool of affluent business interests. Lobbyism is an integrated part of many contemporary, democratic systems and in the EU it has definitely been integrated as part of a pluralistic structure. This makes lobbyism more relevant than ever. We have asked ourselves the question: What happens in two cases of policy makers being influenced by surveys as well as research done by stakeholders, as it happens every day in the EU? Which arguments win? And what decides the outcome?

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2006
VejledereMichael Friederich Kluth


  • EU
  • Lobbyism
  • Bouwen