Edited Book

Bursting the Brussels Bubble: the battle to expose corporate lobbying at the heart of the EU



Burley H, Dinan W, Haar K, Hoedeman O & Wesselius E (eds.) (2010) Bursting the Brussels Bubble: the battle to expose corporate lobbying at the heart of the EU. Brussels, Belgium: ALTER-EU. http://alter-eu.org/fr/book/bursting-the-brussels-bubble

Written by some of the leading experts on lobbying transparency in Europe, this book provides an eye-opening insight into decision-making within the European Union - and offers a valuable guide to fighting for greater transparency and accountability. Bursting the Brussels Bubble is a valuable tool for anyone concerned with decisionmaking and democratic accountability within the European Union. This collection of articles reveals how lobbyists from the world of big business have successfully embedded themselves inside the European Union's decision-making process, creating a political culture where, behind closed doors, the influence of business has become the norm. Drawing on case studies which show the lobbyists in action, Bursting the Brussels Bubble provides a compelling argument for the need for greater transparency and accountability - in short, for the need for radical reform. It also highlights how campaigners have sought to challenge the corporate capture of EU politics - and sets out a way forward to build a more democratic and accountable European Union. A way to burst the Brussels Bubble...

EditorDr William Dinan
Publication date31/12/2010
Publisher URLhttp://alter-eu.org/fr/book/bursting-the-brussels-bubble
Place of publicationBrussels, Belgium

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Dr William Dinan

Dr William Dinan

Senior Lecturer, Communications, Media and Culture