International Sugar Journal

Representation of sugar in Brussels: Historical sociology of the lobbying of European institutions since the early 20th century [Full subscriber]

This article deals with the lobbying practices of some agricultural interest groups and their representatives in the “sugar sector”, at European level, from the early 20th century to date. The study describes three distinct periods. The first shows how an international organization of European beet growers was structured and represented its interests at international level even before the political community of Europe. This first period laid the foundation for the next period, which began at the time the EEC was created, which was characterized by strong co-management between the Community authorities and industry representatives. The third period concerns transformations of…

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