The EUPRERA network on Public Affairs and Lobbying announces its first outcome with the article Framing “the Public Interest”: Comparing public lobbying campaigns in four European states, by Ihlen, Ø., Raknes, K., Somerville, I., Valentini, C., Stachel, C., Lock, I., Davidson, S., Seele, P., recently published on the Journal of Public Interest Communications.
It is frequently asserted that lobbyists appeal to the public interest to strengthen their proposals. This paper empirically corroborates this claim through four case studies cutting across different European cultural clusters and political systems. Go to the full paper