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Practical Techniques for Effective Lobbying
     

Practical Techniques for Effective Lobbying

by Charles Miller
 

The government makes thousands of decisions everyday—on policy, legislation and regulation. While politicians and officials talk of open government and consultation, the sometimes baffling system in which they work often prevents organizations from making themselves heard. Organizations must deal with the system either because they have a specific concern, or

Overview

The government makes thousands of decisions everyday—on policy, legislation and regulation. While politicians and officials talk of open government and consultation, the sometimes baffling system in which they work often prevents organizations from making themselves heard. Organizations must deal with the system either because they have a specific concern, or because they want to inform legislators and officials before the need to lobby arises. Misconceptions about lobbying remain. Lobbying doesn't only apply to dealings with politicians (often officials are instrumental in the issues concerning organisations). Nor does it automatically mean pressure—most dealings are settled by quiet negotiation.

But understanding the system and the process in which it works is essential to lobbying effectively. Uncoordinated, uncontrolled and badly planned approaches will do more harm than good and risk antagonising the people you most want to influence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854180896
Publisher:
Thorogood
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Thorogood Reports Series
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Miller followed advisory work on taxation and pollution control within Whitehall, with work as an international political risk analyst for underwriters at Lloyd's of London, as a UK and EC political adviser at Tate & Lyle, as managing director of a lobbying firm and as a researcher within the House of Commons before founding The Public Policy Unit, which became one of the UK's largest political and regulatory consultancies. In 1999 he merged PPU with Citigate Westminster to form Citigate Public Affairs. Author of Lobbying - Understanding and Influencing the Corridors of Power; The Phenomenon of Lobbying; Winning Friends, Influencing People; Practical Techniques for Effective Lobbying; and The Politicos Guide to Lobbying, and a co-author of The Commercial Lobbyists, he is also a broadcaster on lobbying. He is also the author of Mergers and Acquisitions: Handling Policy and Political Factors, the only guide to bid lobbying and he has advised on over thirty M&A cases. He was a founder and for its first five years the Secretary of the Association of Professional Political Consultants. Charles specialises in transport, competition, financial services and

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