Clearly discusses the impact and uses of interest representation in the development of the EU system.
* Examines the complexities of representation at EU level, a vital issue for potential lobbyists and interest groups
* Charts new trends and issues such as enlargement, Europeanization and Central and Eastern Europe
* Contributions by acknowledged experts with a proven track record of research and publication in this field, including seven current and past practitioners of EU politics with experience as lobbyists from either institutional, NGO or corporate perspectives
* Places interest representation in its historical and theoretical context.
Key themes focus on interest representation as a necessary activity for participants in EU decision-making; Europeanization; and current issues in the field of interest representation, such as EU enlargement; Chapters are contributed by a variety of leading practitioners, academics, researchers and other experts in the field; Discusses and explains the politics of Interest representation; EU institutions and interest representation; and new issues, including EU expansion, NGOs and civil society.