Research and Markets: OECD - Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 2: Promoting Integrity through Self-regulation

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of OECD Publishing's new report "Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 2: Promoting Integrity through Self-regulation" to their offering.

The regulation of lobbying and undue influence-peddling, in which special interests exercise too much sway over public policy for self-serving purposes, have become major concerns for many modern liberal democracies from Europe to the Americas in recent years. Nation-states that rely on the trust and support of their citizenry for survival are awakening to a startling realisation that they may be losing both. Public confidence in how public policies are being formulated, and in whose interest, has been shaken by the global mismanagement of the financial services sector and by repeated stories of lobbyist corruption.

This second volume of the OECD study on lobbying examines regulation and self-regulation of lobbying and explores various options for enhancing transparency and accountability. It specifically reviews the definition of lobbying, the role of professional lobbying associations, and the experience of codes of conduct developed for lobbyists in various country contexts.

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Executive Summary





Chapter 1. Private Interests, Public Conduct: The Essence of Lobbying

Chapter 2. The Role of Professional Lobbying Associations in Self-Regulation of Lobbying

Chapter 3. Codes of Conduct for Lobbyists

Chapter 4. Lobbyist Regulatory Regimes in Europe

Chapter 5. Lobbyists' Attitudes Toward Self-Regulation and Regulation of Lobbying in Europe

Chapter 6. Conclusion: Options for Enhancing Transparency and Accountability through Self-Regulation and Regulation of Lobbying


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