Comparing NGO Influence in the EU and the US
This paper compares the political systems of the EU and the US, highlighting parallels and differences in the roles and approaches of NGOs as advocacy organizations. The author states that although NGOs seem better integrated and more formally recognized as decision-making partners in the EU, the involvement of NGOs in policymaking in Washington should not be underestimated. He concludes that the strategies of NGOs in both systems are quite similar, focusing on media attention and direct political lobbying.
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