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Lobbying

The business, act, or practice of attempting to influence legislation or policy. For example, a lobbyist may call a legislator and urge him/her to vote for a bill that, if passed, would favor the industry or interests of lobbyist's client. Lobbying can be a lucrative business. However, a variety of rules exist in many jurisdictions to guard against the possibility that it can degenerate into bribery.

lobbying

the process of bringing pressure to bear on governments to persuade them to adopt policies or allocate resources in ways that are favourable to special-interest groups, for example, farmers pressuring their agricultural ministers for higher agricultural support prices and environmental groups pressing for tougher pollution controls.
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Roque specified the Human Rights Watch (and) Amnesty International as some lobby groups and the Open Society Institute (OSI) which funds them.
The lobby groups argue six slots given to women translate to 21 per cent of the 23-member Cabinet, the President, his deputy and Attorney General included.
Findlay and Wellisz (1982, 1983) develop a model where the action of two opposing lobby groups determine commercial policy, but the free rider problem is assumed away.
They argue that industry lobby groups will favor inefficient pollution control because this leads to an increase in the level of protection.
Lawyers for the Non-Smokers Rights' Association, said the new rules could discriminate against smaller and poorer lobby groups.
The meetings involving independent non-executive directors will take place with major institutional investors and lobby groups such as the Association of British Insurers and the National Association of Pension Funds.
His appointment as stand-in director general of the business lobby group follows the sacking of David Lennan last month.
and the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine have been the benchmarks for anti-nuclear policies and lobby groups.
Notwithstanding the interventions of the Durham Catholic School Board, and the heroic efforts of three small lobby groups, there were important segments of the local church that were completely dumb on the issue, and some which indirectly assisted the outcome.
He pointed out that some lobby groups take advantage to launch intense campaigns before the legislative proposals have been tabled.
We cannot compete with the kinds of financial contributions from special interest lobby groups, nor would we.
Summary: The draft proposal to ban the use of four antibiotics in animal feed, which the European Commission announced last month in response to pressure from Member States and lobby groups concerned that over-use of antibiotics could lead to more resistant bacteria, will now be passed on to the Farm Council.