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Agapov I.O. Legal regulation of lobbying in the USA: problems and prospects

Published in journal "International relations", 2016-2 in rubric "Non-government agents in international relations", pages 194-200.

Resume: The research subject is the regime of disclosure of information about lobbying established by the US legislation. Special attention is paid to the study of the mechanism of the Lobbying Disclosure Act implementation. The author reveals the problems faced by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives in their law enforcement activities. Besides, the paper considers particular decisions of the US Supreme Court which in this or that way deal with the exercise by the Congress of its legislative and administrative responsibilities. The author analyzes the real state of the process of legal regulation of lobbying in the US. The author applies various scientific methods, including historical, logic, comparative-legal and formal-legal. The novelty of the study lies in the analysis of significant, but not-so-obvious problems of implementation of the provisions of the law regulating the interaction between lobbyists and officials. Based on the profound analysis, the author offers various ways to solve these problems and concludes about the need for a serious revision of the Lobbying Disclosure Act.

Keywords: legal regulation, attorney, clerk, secretary, Congress, lobbyist, lobbying, lobbying activity, enforcement, citizens' oversight

DOI: 10.7256/2305-560X.2016.2.15530

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