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Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 2
Promoting Integrity through Self-regulation
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  11 Oct 2012
Pages: 128 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264084933 , OECD Code: 422010151P1
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This second volume of OECD's study on lobbying examines regulation and self-regulation of lobbying. It includes chapters defining and examining lobbying, describing the role of professional lobbying associations, exploring various codes of conduct and examining specific codes in various countries, examining lobbyists' attitudes toward regulation and self-regulation, and exploring various options for enhancing transparency and accountability.

Table of contents:

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Private Interests, Public Conduct: The Essence of Lobbying
-Definitions of “lobbying”
-Lobbying is at a crossroads 
-“Good” versus “bad” lobbying   
-Cost/benefit analysis of lobbying     
-Reciprocity principle  
Chapter 2. The Role of Professional Lobbying Associations in Self-Regulation of Lobbying
-Public Relations Institute of Ireland   
-Swedish Public Relations Association 
-Croatian Society of Lobbyists 
-Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Association of Professional Political Consultants and Public Relations Consultants Association in the UK   
-Society of European Affairs Professionals  
Chapter 3. Codes of Conduct for Lobbyists  
-From moral to behavioural codes   
-Codes of conduct for the lobbying profession
-Behavioural principles for professional lobbying   
Chapter 4. Lobbyist Regulatory Regimes in Europe
-EU institutions 
Chapter 5. Lobbyists' Attitudes toward Self-Regulation and Regulation of Lobbying in Europe
-Lobbyist survey results    
-Public sector survey results 
Chapter 6.  Conclusion: Options for Enhancing Transparency and Accountability through Self-Regulation and Regulation of Lobbying
-Enhancing transparency and accountability through self-regulation 
-Enhancing transparency and accountability through regulation   
-Finding the appropriate mix of self-regulation and regulation of lobbying  
Annex A. Survey Questions
Annex B. Code of Lisbon
Annex C. Code of Brussels
Annex D. Association of Professional Political Consultants Code of Conduct
Annex E. Persons and Organisations Interviewed in the Course of this Study 


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