Abstract Largely based on empirical data, this project will investigate whether or not lobbying in the EU, challenges the democratic values. The analysis includes interdisciplinary elements, which is the fusion of political, sociological and economic material. Where the political approach is the most dominant, and surfaces several theories that contain the necessary knowledge to pinpoint dilemmas in the European policy-process. We created two hypotheses which concluded our analysis. Our capability to answer these, were assisted by our scientific theory (Hermeneutic philosophy). We concluded that the presence of lobbying creates obvious problems for the democratic legitimacy, but at the same time is an essential institution for the policy-process. The provided information the lobby-groups offer the politicians creates the foundation of an educated policy, which discusses the potential consequences of a policy. We can overall conclude the instituted lobbying as necessary, because the politicians don’t have the resources to make educated decisions. Lobbyism does however present several negative consequences for the democratic legitimacy, mainly because of the lacking public representation.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||12 jan. 2012|
- Public choice