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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobbying

Coercive monopoly · Corporate personhood · Corporate welfare · Government- granted ... Governments often define and regulate organized group lobbying that has become influential. .... Australia, only lobbyists listed on the state's register are allowed to contact a government representative for the purpose of lobbying.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Interest_Group

For political advocacy groups, see Special interests. A Special Interest Group ( SIG) is a community within a larger organization with a shared ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advocacy_group

Coercive monopoly · Corporate personhood · Corporate welfare · Government- granted ... Advocacy groups (also known as pressure groups, lobby groups, campaign groups, interest groups, ... Groups vary considerably in size, influence, and motive; some have wide-ranging long term social purposes, while others are  ...

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The Relationship Between Political Parties & Interest Groups. What Are Agents of Political Socialization? Political Party: Definition, Function, Organization & ...

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Interest groups form to advocate certain ideologies and policies. Unlike political parties, they generally form around specific issues. Their ability to raise funds ...

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The two principal functions of interest groups are representation and education. ... The representation function stems from the reason interest groups are created in ... Such numbers give the organizations immediate political clout as well as the  ...

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An interest group is an organization whose members share common concerns, and try to influence government policies that impact those concerns.

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Learn more about the function of interest groups in the Boundless open textbook. ... Lobby groups work for a change to the law or the maintenance of a particular ...

www.britannica.com/topic/interest-group

Jul 6, 2017 ... interest group: any association of individuals or organizations, usually formally ... that advances a broader public purpose (e.g., improving air quality). They attempt to achieve their goals by lobbying—that is, by attempting to ...

www.britannica.com/topic/lobbying

lobbying: any attempt by individuals or private interest groups to influence the decisions of government; in its original meaning it referred to efforts to influence ...