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Direnc Kanol

Abstract

This article reviews the literature on the mandatory government regulation/self-regulation approaches to regulating interest group behaviour. The findings of the author suggest that the voluntary register of the European Commission is bound to fail. The European Commission should implement a mandatory register as soon as possible if the genuine aim of the incumbents is to overcome the Commission’s accountability deficit.

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Keywords
accountability, democratic deficit, transparency, lobbying regulation
Section
Commentary
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