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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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Is lobbying equally designed to success in all fields of public services, or should it be applied only to certain types of institutions and levels of decisions?
Other lobbying issues for this industry body include bilateral investment treaty negotiations with India, IP-related issues, and economic and commercial relations between the two countries.
Deardorff (professor of economics and public policy) is that lobbying is a legislative subsidy: "[Lobbying] is an attempt to subsidize the legislative resources of members who already support the cause of the group."
For instance, Congress now appears poised to approve a lifting of the oil export ban which is a top objective for the industry despite the lack of funding going toward lobbying and reported opposition by the Obama administration.
Anastasiadis (2006) claims that lobbying emerged as a concept in the second half of the 19th century.
To determine if librarians in Imo state are aware of lobbying and advocacy as integral approach for improving library and information services.
Parliament designed Canada's lobbying regulatory system to frame the burden of compliance on the lobbyists.
In the last quarter ended September 30 itself, the company spent 1.65 million dollars on various lobbying issues, which included "discussions related to FDI in India".
There seems to be an inverse relationship between the growth of lobbying and its effects on how citizens view government, according to "The Ethics of Lobbying," a handbook from the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University.
As pressure mounts on the Legislature to pass a bill declaring a moratorium on natural gas exploitation using the controversial hydraulic fracturing technique, industry has poured over one million dollars into lobbying the Governor and the New York State Legislature in the first 6 months of 2010.