A legal and empirical investigation into the direct selling industry’s advocacy in the EU

Orsolya Tokaji-Nagy

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The study is the first comprehensive enquiry into the interplay between EU law and the direct selling industry lobby. The dissertation explores the extent to which the industry advocacy has managed to influence various terrains of European law and what lobbying techniques are used to that end by various actors of the industry lobby.
The relevance of the research is twofold: from a democratic perspective, the study increases lobbying transparency and visibility of interest representation. Secondly, the dissertation entails policy recommendations to achieve better regulation in order to remedy distortions stemming from imbalanced lobbying.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Smits, Jan, Supervisor
Award date20 Jan 2016
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789461595232
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016


  • lobbying
  • transparency
  • democracy
  • social justice
  • direct selling industry advocacy

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