Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Foreword by Dr. Kevin Moloney; Introduction - Conor McGrath; Part I: Western Europe; 1. Lobbying the EU: Between Strengthening Legitimacy and Increasing Transparency - Valeria Marziali; 2. From Opacity to Transparency?: The Place of Organized Interests within the European Institutions - Didier Chabanet; 3. Access, Influence and Accountability: Regulating Lobbying in the UK - Conor McGrath; 4. The Europeanization of Professional Interest Intermediation: National Trade Associations in a French-German Comparison - Christine Quittkat; 5. Welfare Lobbyists in Europe: The German Case - Katrin Toens; 6. We All Need Friends: Elite Alliances and the Activity Choices of Environmental Groups in the United Kingdom, France and Germany - Lori Poloni-Staudlinger; 7. Corporatism or Lobbyism Behind Dutch Dikes?: Interest Representation in the Netherlands - Caelesta Poppelars; Part II: Eastern Europe; 8. The Problems of Developing Interest Group Politics in Post-Communist Eastern Europe: Learning from Lithuania - Ronald J. Hrebenar, Clive S. Thomas, Courtney H. McBeth and Bryson B. Morgan; 9. Interest Groups in Russia's Economic Transformation - Lynn D. Nelson and Irina Y. Kuzes; 10. Business Representation in Eastern Europe: The Failure of Corporatism? - Dnissa S. Duvanova; 11. The Changing Environment for Interest Representation and Lobbying in Croatia - Igor Vidacak; 12. Interests and Patterns of Participation: Secondary Legislation Drafting in Estonia - Annika Uudelepp; Index.