Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Directions of work or proceedings

EU affairs : sociologie des lobbyistes européens

Abstract : Who are and what do the interest representation actors working in Brussels? With around 12,000 organisations listed in the European transparency register and growing budgets, lobbying is a concrete and tangible reality of the functioning of the European Union. However, very little is known about those who carry out this activity. This book aims to fill this gap and shed light on the recent transformations of the European landscape of interest representation. By examining the practices and social trajectories of lobbyists working in Brussels, the empirical research gathered here lifts the veil on an often fantasised world. Combining qualitative and quantitative data, they explore various structures and sectors of activity: very large companies, European federations, public affairs firms, NGOs, trade unions, intervening in financial regulation, the port and pharmaceutical sectors, social policies, the common market or competition, etc. Through the sociological portrait of lobbyists, this book highlights their interdependent relationships with political and institutional actors and their role in the making of European public action.
Document type :
Directions of work or proceedings
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Cécile Robert Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 10:30:07 AM
Last modification on : Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 3:19:23 PM


  • HAL Id : halshs-03520629, version 1



Willy Beauvallet, Cécile Robert, Élise Roullaud. EU affairs : sociologie des lobbyistes européens. Peter Lang, pp.314, 2022, La fabrique du politique. Sociologie de l'action publique, 9782807619791. ⟨halshs-03520629⟩



Record views