Lobbying in Europe

Public Affairs and the Lobbying Industry in 28 EU Countries

  • Alberto Bitonti
  • Phil Harris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Alberto Bitonti, Phil Harris
    Pages 1-16
  3. Simon Levitt, Simon Bryceson, Frederick van Mierlo
    Pages 31-44
  4. Peter Köppl
    Pages 45-58
  5. Tine Destrooper
    Pages 59-68
  6. Detelina Dineva
    Pages 69-78
  7. Natko Vlahović, Dubravka Sinčić Ćorić
    Pages 79-87
  8. Maria Krambia-Kapardis, Christina Neophytidou
    Pages 89-101
  9. Štěpán Soukeník, Miloš Gregor, Anna Matušková
    Pages 103-111
  10. Peter Andreas Münster, Andreas Hjørnholm
    Pages 113-120
  11. Ott Lumi, Andreas Kaju
    Pages 121-130
  12. Kimmo Collander, Eero Rämö, Urho Blom
    Pages 131-142
  13. Didier Sallé, Francesco Marchi
    Pages 143-157
  14. Dominik Meier
    Pages 159-169
  15. George Limperis
    Pages 171-176
  16. József Péter Martin, Miklós Ligeti
    Pages 177-193
  17. Gary Murphy
    Pages 195-205
  18. Pier Luigi Petrillo
    Pages 207-218
  19. Valts Kalniņš
    Pages 219-226
  20. Saulius Spurga
    Pages 227-235
  21. Paul-Michael Schonenberg
    Pages 237-243
  22. Mark Harwood
    Pages 245-254
  23. Peter JG van Keulen
    Pages 255-262
  24. Witold Michalek
    Pages 263-269
  25. Joaquim Martins-Lampreia
    Pages 271-278
  26. Laura Florea, Bogdan Dima
    Pages 279-291
  27. Patrik Zoltvany
    Pages 293-297
  28. Danica Fink-Hafner
    Pages 299-311
  29. María Rosa Rotondo Ruiz, Rafael Rubio Núñez
    Pages 313-323
  30. Anna-Karin Hedlund
    Pages 325-331
  31. Conor McGrath
    Pages 333-349
  32. Alberto Bitonti, Phil Harris, Claudia Mariotti
    Pages 351-362
  33. Back Matter
    Pages 363-368

About this book


This book provides a clear, systematic and up-to-date picture of the vast and dynamic industry of lobbying and Public Affairs in Europe, not only at EU level, but specifically in each of the 28 EU Member States. Using contributions from political scientists and lobbyists from each country, the volume offers a comprehensive review of the European lobbying industry, tackling elements such as the institutional framework and the political culture of each country, the perception of lobbyists by public opinion and politicians, the professionalization and the numbers of the industry in each country, the regulation of the sector (through dedicated laws, self-imposed ethical codes, etc.). This is a benchmark publication for all those studying or working in the field of Lobbying, Public Affairs, Communication and Business and Politics in or with EU countries.

Alberto Bitonti is Adjunct Professor of Politics at IES Abroad Rome and at the Umbra Institute of Perugia (Italy), as well as a Fellow at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome (Italy) and at the School of Public Affairs of the American University in Washington DC (United States). He is an activist for various organizations promoting open government, transparency and innovation in the political world.

Phil Harris is Executive Director of the Business Research Institute and holder of the Westminster Chair of Marketing and Public Affairs at the University of Chester, UK. He is a past Chairman of the Marketing Council (UK) PLC, Professor of Marketing at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and Director of the Centre for Corporate and Public Affairs at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is joint founding editor of the Journal of Public Affairs. His latest books are the Penguin Dictionary of Marketing (2009), Lobbying and Public Affairs in the UK (2009) and Public Affairs Management (2013, 4 volumes).


Interest groups European Politics Pressure groups Political influence Transparency

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Bitonti
    • 1
  • Phil Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.IES Abroad RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of ChesterChesterUnited Kingdom

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