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Interest Groups and the Brussels Bureaucracy

Sonia Mazey and Jeremy Richardson

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The chapter first discusses the logic of lobbying of the European Commission by interest groups. The rest of the discussion is divided into three parts. The first section highlights the ... More


Pendulum Democracy: The Winner Takes All

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Pendulum democracy refers to the model of democracy in which political power alternates between two competing political parties or protagonists. Power follows the movement of the pendulum, and the ... More


Reunderstanding Intermediate Groups

Jacob T. Levy

in Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198717140
eISBN:
9780191785900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717140.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

With idealizing theories that treat social groups as either state-like or pure expressions of members’ consent discarded, this chapter seeks to understand “groups as groups,” and the interactions of ... More


How the Independent Agency Developed: The Search for Expertise

Marshall J. Breger and Gary J. Edles

in Independent Agencies in the United States: Law, Structure, and Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199812127
eISBN:
9780199350780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812127.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The creation of independent agencies, starting with the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1887, reveals a considerable degree of pragmatic evolution and development. Independence was not an essential ... More


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