Dominik Meier is the owner and managing director of Miller & Meier Consulting, a political strategy consultancy he cofounded in 1997. He is chairman of the German Association of Political Consultants (de'ge'pol), which was founded in 2002. Furthermore, he is vice president of the Public Affairs Community of Europe (PACE) and a member of the Advisory Board of Transparency International Germany. His work focuses on strategic positioning and lobbying leadership as well as issues of ethics, transparency, and quality assurance in policy consulting. Christian Blum is head of office and network coordinator of Miller & Meier Consulting. He is a lecturer at the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). His articles on democracy theory and the common good have been published in academic journals.