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A closed Scotland? lobbying at Holyrood

Miller, David and Schlesinger, P. and Dinan, W. (2005) A closed Scotland? lobbying at Holyrood. In: The anatomy of the new Scotland. Mainstream. ISBN 9781840186307

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Abstract

The lobbying industry has been enjoying significant expansion with the establishment of the Scottish parliament, say Dinan and Miller. For all the early hopes of a more inclusive 'new politics', lobbyists have acted in their own commercial self-interest to make sure the system works in their favour. The lobbying industry has campaigned successfully against efforts by the parliament to regulate it effectively.