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Revolving Doors

Coen, D; Provost, C; (2022) Revolving Doors. In: Harris, P and Bitonti, A and Fleisher, C.S and Skorkjær Binderkrantz,, A, (eds.) The Palgrave encyclopedia of interest groups, lobbying and public affairs. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham: London, UK. (In press).

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“Revolving doors” is a term that is used to describe the career pathways frequently navigated by public sector officials looking to join the private sector and vice versa. Revolving doors are important because, as scholarly research has demonstrated, they have the potential to affect significantly regulatory and lobbying relationships between business and government. When civil servants or elected officials leave the public sector for a more lucrative post in the private sector, they bring with them expertise to assist with a firm’s regulatory compliance, but they also may bring information and connections that can assist with that firm’s lobbying and access to public officials. Similarly, when someone with private sector experience enters (or re-enters) government service, that person will also bring greater knowledge of regulatory compliance within the business community. At the same time, some may fear that this knowledge may go hand in hand with greater sympathy for...

Type: Book chapter
Title: Revolving Doors
ISBN-13: 978-3-030-44555-3
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-13895-0
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13895-0
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Revolving Door, Corporate Political Action, Public Affairs, Lobbyist, Political Expertise
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10100548
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