Regulating Lobbying A Global Comparison

Author: Raj Chari
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719088971
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In an age of corruption, sleaze and scandal associated with financial crisis and economic downturn across the globe, citizens want more transparency and accountability in politics. Available in paperback due to popular demand, this book examines a principal means by which this can be achieved: the regulation of lobbyists. It provides innovative insights into lobbying regulations across four continents – North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. What are these regulations about? What are the differences across the continents? How effective are the rules? How have they changed the lobbying profession? Using qualitative and quantitative analyses, the book compares and contrasts regulatory laws in the US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, the EU, Taiwan and Australia.

Lobbying The European Union

Author: David Coen
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191607215
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It is universally accepted that there has been a huge growth in EU lobbying over the past few decades. There is now a dense EU interest group system. This entirely new volume, inspired by Mazey & Richardson's 1993 book Lobbying in the European Community, seeks to understand the role of interest groups in the policy process from agenda-setting to implementation. Specifically, the book is interested in observing how interest groups organise to influence the EU institutions and how they select different coalitions along the policy process and in different policy domains. In looking at 20 years of change, the book captures processes of institutional and actor learning, professionalisation of lobbying, and the possible emergence of a distinct EU public policy style. More specifically, from the actors' perspective, the editors are interested in assessing how the rise of direct lobbying and the emergence of fluid issue-based coalitions has changed the logic of collective action, and what is the potential impact of 'venue-shopping' on reputation and influence. From an institutional perspective, the contributors explore resource and legitimacy demands, and the practical impact of consultation processes on the emergence of a distinct EU lobbying relationship. It will be essential reading for academics and practitioners alike.

Regulatory Quality In Europe

Author: Claudio M. Radaelli
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719086701
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"First published by Manchester University Press in hardback 2007"--T.p. verso.

The Power Of The Centre

Author: Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719090032
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The central governments of the member states play a crucial role in the transformation of EU public policy into reality. This book examines the way in which the Greek, French and British central governments perform this role.

Us Politics Today

Author: Edward Ashbee
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719068195
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The second edition of the bestselling textbook been rewritten to incorporate coverage of events that have taken place since 1999, offering a new and updated introduction to contemporary US government and politics. It examines the 2000 presidential election and recent Supreme Court rulings as well as the ways in which the war on terror has affected the character of the political process. There is also a new chapter that assesses the most important political issues facing the US today.

Irish Business And Society

Author: John Hogan
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717155366
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A collection of stimulating essays exploring the wide-ranging debates surrounding the relationship between business and society in 21st century Ireland. Wide-ranging, diverse and thought-provoking contributions from leading business researchers, economists, sociologists and political scientists from Ireland and abroad probe five central themes: the making and unmaking of the Celtic Tiger; governance, regulation and justice; partnership and participation; the nature of Irish borders in Ireland, Europe and the wider world; and interests and concerns in contemporary Ireland. Irish Business and Society takes a critical look at Ireland as one of the most open and globally integrated economies in the world, with the activities of Irish and Irish-based foreign business impacting on both national and international societies and businesses; discusses the relationships between business and society within the context of the wider Irish and European, political economy; presents the Irish economic decisions and conditions that precipitated the current recession in Ireland and the resultant lessons to be learned; and examines the relationship between Irish business and society today, contemplating how it might develop into the future. Essential reading for students of Irish Business, Economics, Sociology and Politics, those taking Irish Studies courses and anyone interested in contemporary Ireland. The contributors are: Nicola Timoney, Frank Barry, Mary P. Murphy, William Kingston, Niamh M. Brennan, Rebecca Maughan, Roderick Maguire, Gillian Smith, Conor McGrath, Connie Harris Ostwald, Kevin O'Leary, Jesse J. Norris, Olice McCarthy, Robert Briscoe, Michael Ward, Helen Chen, Patrick Phillips, Mary Faulkner, John O'Brennan, Mary C. Murphy, Breda McCarthy, Marian Crowley-Henry, John McHale, Kate Nicholls, Gary Murphy, Geoff Weller, Jennifer K. DeWan, Patrick Kenny, Gerard Hastings, Margaret-Anner Lawlor, Karlin Lillington, John Cullen

Citizen Now

Author: Elizabeth C. Matto
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526105691
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Citizen now offers a comprehensive description of the composition and behavior of young adults, an explanation and critique of the study of youth engagement, and a unique approach and methodology for appreciating how and why "citizen now" engages in politics and democracy. Citizen now considers youth political participation from the perspective of young adults themselves - specifically, young adults who've organized around an issue of great concern to Millennials, their economic well-being. The perfect text for undergraduates exploring the fundamentals of government, political behavior, and citizenship, this text's fresh take on the important subject of youth engagement offers both a path for future research and practical guidance on how to engage "citizen now" in politics and democracy.

Immigration And European Integration

Author: Andrew Geddes
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780719056888
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This book addresses the two key questions that underpin EU responses to migration policy. Firstly, the efforts to control immigration and secondly, the chances for inclusion of migrants and their descendants.

Transatlantic Traumas

Author: Stanley R. Sloan
Publisher: Pocket Politics
ISBN: 9781526128713
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This book asks how recent developments in transatlantic relations have challenged the interests of the transatlantic allies and examines how they may affect the future of the West. In 2016-17, three shocks to the transatlantic community raised concerns: the British referendum in which a slim majority of voters supported leaving the European Union, a process known as Brexit; the US election of Donald Trump as a president critical of NATO and the EU; and the Turkish referendum raising questions about this NATO member's democracy. The analysis examines these events in the context of internal challenges (illiberal tendencies) and external threats (Russia and Islamic State) to the political, economic and security foundations of the transatlantic community. Can the West recover from the blows of recent years? Can new leadership lead toward a renewal? Or are the transatlantic alliance and the West destined to decline?

Indian Foreign Policy

Author: Harsh V. Pant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526104881
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"This book is an overview of Indian foreign policy as it has evolved in recent times. The focus of the book is on the twenty-first century with historical context provided. It examines India's relationships with major powers, with its neighbours and other regions, as well as India's stand on major global issues. With a gradual accretion in its powers, India has become more aggressive in the pursuit of its interests, thereby emerging as an important player in the shaping of the global order in the new millennium. Since all issues, regions, and countries cannot be covered in a single volume, small snapshots of important issues are provided in each section."