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Genesis: Historical research

Lobbying in Great Britain: history of development and problems of regulation

Agapov Igor' Olegovich'

Junior Scientific Associate, Ural Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia

620057, Russia, Sverdlovskaya oblast', g. Ekaterinburg, ul. Korepina, 66

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Abstract: The subject of this research is the lobbying in Great Britain. A special attention is given to the close connection between the promotion of private interests by the high rank officials of the British governments and the corruption scandals. The author thoroughly examines the legal frameworks of the collaboration on the Royal servants with the representatives of major corporations, a so-called, actively developing practice of “rotating doors”. The law on transparency of lobbying is being analyzed; the conclusion is made about its inability to improve openness of the relationship between the authorities and the business in the United Kingdom. In addition to that, the author demonstrates a number of examples typical for the unbalanced lobbyism. Among the main conclusions are the following: lobbyism in Great Britain is tightly linked to the manifestations of corruption; British mass media is filled with headlines on the controversial actions of one or another politician; the acting legal frameworks of the collaboration between the lobbyist and the officials cannot provide any notable restrictions on the lawlessness of the reputable economic constituents; the fundamental law regulating lobbying in the United Kingdom requires significant changes.

Keywords: history, lobbying, Great Britain, interest representation, Parliament, Government, regulation, corruption, transparency, review
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