Abstract

Abstract:

Civil society organizations are involved in EU policymaking processes, but are faced with the potential dilemma of providing efficient expertise while at the same time advocating for their interests. This article asks whether the European Women's Lobby, an EU-level umbrella organization representing women's interests, manages this inbuilt tension by empirically investigating the balancing of three different types of expertise-based claims (procedural, technical, and normative) in a concrete instance of policymaking, namely the European Maternity Leave Directive. The analysis shows that although the EWL engaged in technical expertise provision, it infused the policy process with normative expertise-based claims.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1468-2893
Print ISSN
1072-4745
Pages
pp. 385-408
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-10
Open Access
No
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