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Received: 2016-05-15  |  Accepted: 2016-08-29  |  Published: 2016-12-30

Title

Transparent lobbying for sustainability: case of Lithuania


Abstract

The aim of presented paper is to provide interpretation possibilities of transparent, integral lobbying phenomenon in Lithuanian law system and to divulge possible points of interaction between lobbying and sustainable development. Authors reveals definitions of lobbying, according to legal regulation of lobbying in EU and Lithuania legal acts. With reference to expert interview results and analysis, were identified problematic aspects, which helped to formulate the interim and final conclusions. Also authors seeks to find answer the question if science sector1 is active in latent2 lobbying; what patterns and possible trends of this phenomenon with sustainable development. Science, as social technology, is the driving force of the sustainable development and industrial revoliution. Its mentioned in EU and Lithuanian long term strategic documents. This affects to research manifestations of lobbying in this sector. Obtained results, it is believed, will help to improve lobbying law regulation; will create preconditions to remove the legal contradictions and loopholes; will shape favorable environment for sustainable development and competitiveness process.


Keywords

lobbying, lobbyist, science, legislation, decision maker, interest groups, transparency and integrity in lobbying


JEL classifications

H30


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/99


DOI


Pages

220-227


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Authors

Stankevičius, Andrius
Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.mruni.eu
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Lukšaitė, Asta
Mitris Group, JSC, Kaunas, Lithuania
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

4


Number

2


Issue date

December 2016


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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