Regulating lobbying

A global comparison, 2nd edition

By Raj Chari, John Hogan, Gary Murphy and Michele Crepaz

Regulating lobbying


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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-1726-7
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Published Date: February 2019
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Politics & government, Politics, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Comparative Politics, Society & social sciences / Comparative politics
  • Series: European Politics


Governments worldwide are developing sunshine policies that increase transparency in politics, where a key initiative is regulating lobbyists. Building on the pioneering first edition, this book updates its examination of all jurisdictions with regulations, from the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Unlike any book, it offers unique insights into how the regulations compare and contrast against each other, offering a revamped theoretical classification of different regulatory environments and situating each political system therein. This edition innovatively considers different measurements to capture the robustness of lobbying laws in terms of promoting transparency and accountability. And, based on the authors' experience of advising governments globally, it closes with a no-nonsense guide on how to make a lobbying law. This is of value to policymakers seeking to introduce or amend regulations, and lobbyists seeking to influence this process.


1 Introducing Regulating lobbying
2 Countries with laws in the 1990s
3 Countries with laws in the first decade of the 2000s
4 Countries with laws in the 2010s
5 Comparative analysis of robustness measures
6 How to make a lobbying law: lessons for states and lobbyists
7 Conclusion


Raj Chari is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin

John Hogan is Lecturer in International Political Economy and Irish Politics at the College of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology

Gary Murphy is Professor of Politics in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University

Michele Crepaz is Assistant Lecturer at the College of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology

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