Brussels Versus the Beltway: Advocacy in the United States and the European Union

Author
Christine Mahoney
Content Type
Book
Institution
Georgetown University Press
Abstract
Lobbying Is A Thriving industry on both sides of the Atlantic. K Street is notorious in Washington as the locus of high-powered lobbyists, with the Hill as the primary object of their attention. Round Point Schuman and Avenue de Cortenbergh form the geographical center in Brussels, with lobbyists descending on Berlaymont and Parliament. Both systems involve a wide range of advocates juggling for a role in the policymaking process, from beekeepers to chemical manufacturers, environmentalists to fishermen, recreational boaters to soda makers. If you can think of an interest, industry, institution, or idea, you can probably find a representative promoting its case in the two capitals.
Topic
Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Bilateral Relations
Political Geography
United States, Europe, Washington, Brussels