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GLOBE Webinar | Business Lobbying in the European Union

Wednesday April 28, 2021, from 15:00 to 16:00
Research seminar

David Coen (University College London)

Available in video:

David Coen (University College London) joins the GLOBE Webinar Series to discuss his new book (co-authored with Alexander Katsaitis, and Matia Vannoni; Oxford University Press 2021).

The GLOBE Webinar Series – The Future of Global Governance – presents the latest and most cutting-edge research in global governance and gives audience members the opportunity to directly engage with leading scholars in the field. Each webinar focuses on a significant new book that has potential to shape future thought on global governance, featuring a presentation by the author, an intervention from an expert discussant, and a Q&A session with the audience.

Participation is free and the webinar can be joined from anywhere in the world. Access the GLOBE Webinar Channel and check the featured videos for the past webinars

About the book:  At a time when Europe and business stand at crossroads, this study provides a perspective into how business representation in the EU has evolved and valuable insights into how to organize lobbying strategies and influence policy-making. Uniquely, the authors analyze business lobbying in Brussels by drawing on insights from political science, public management, and business studies. At the macro level, the book explores over 30 years of increasing business lobbying and explore the emergence of a distinct European business-government relations style. At the meso level, it assesses how the role of EU institutions, policy types, and the policy cycle shape the density and diversity of business lobbying activity. Finally, at the micro level the book explores how firms organize their political affairs functions and mobilize strategic political responses.

About the author: David Coen is Professor of Public Policy at the Department of Political Science, and founding Director of the Global Governance Institute at University College London. His publications include The Handbook on Business and Government (OUP, 2010) and Lobbying in the EU (OUP, 2009) and he has published extensively in leading journals such as American Review of Public Administration, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Public Policy & Administration, and European Journal of Political Research.

Moderator: Kari Otteburn (KU Leuven)

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