REVOLVING DOOR LAWS ON LOBBYING

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REVOLVING DOOR LAWS ON LOBBYING

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Surname 1Name:Institution:Course:Date:Impact of transition brought about by Revolving door laws on lobbyingLobbyists are public, private or non-governmental bodies that provide parliament withcertain specific expertise and know-how on numerous economic, scientific, social andenvironmental areas. Lobbying activities have been subject to debate for many years and in therecent past, laws have been enacted to deal with lobbying activities particularly by publicgovernment officials (Avner 26). As a result, Revolving door laws forbids public officialsfrom engaging in lobbying activities for one year after leaving office. Revolving laws have beenreceived with acceptance and criticism in equal measure. The following discussion entails a briefand detailed description of some probable effects of public officials making this transition.Firstly, good lobbyists offer information and ideas to lawmakers regarding issues thatpertain their jurisdiction and as such, attempt to persuade the lawmakers to do things in theirdirection of influence. To achieve this, some lobbyists make campaign contributions and/or offerfavors to lawmakers. As such, lobbying after leaving off

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