Voltolini, Benedetta. Lobbying in EU Foreign Policy-Making: The Case of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016.
This book examines lobbying in EU foreign policy-making and the activities of non-state actors (NSAs), focusing on EU foreign policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It sheds light on the interactions between the EU and NSAs as well as the ways in which NSAs attempt to shape EU foreign policies. By analysing issues that have not yet received systematic attention in the literature, this book offers new insights into lobbying in EU foreign policy, EU relations surrounding the conflict and the EU’s broader role in the peace process.
The book will be of key interest to scholars and students of political science, international relations, EU politics, EU foreign policy-making, Middle East studies and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: ‘Embedded’ lobbying in EU foreign policy
- 1 Exploring lobbying in EU foreign policy-making
- 2 The EU and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict: An overview of declarations, policies and actors
- 3: Who’s who? Mapping non-state actors in EU policies towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- 4: Trade relations between the EU and Israel: Lobbying on the territorial scope of the EU–Israel Association Agreement
- 5 The Goldstone Report: To endorse or not to endorse it?
- 6 Framing the EU–Israel Agreement on pharmaceutical products: Cheaper medicines, territorial scope or policy coherence?
- 7 Using the national level to lobby the EU
- 8 Conclusions
Benedetta Voltolini is Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.