lobbying

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lobbying

Attempting to shape legislation, influence legislators, or mold public opinion.

lobbying,

n the act of influencing, by argumentation, the course of action of a legislator.
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In such a framework, an interesting question arises as to the effects on the lobbying process of differing degrees of lobby group organization or coordination.
The next section examines the effects on optimal lobby contributions of different conjectures about internal lobby group organization.
To examine the importance of internal lobby group organization, suppose there is a continuous policy measure, m, that is being considered by local political leaders.
Optimal Lobby Contributions and Lobby Group Coordination
The model above describes an equilibrium in lobby group contributions.
The degree of internal lobby group coordination can be captured in the above model by looking more closely at equation (1.
The lobby groups receive payoffs represented by the function [[Omega].
Even with the two lobby groups present, the government is concerned about the two distortions in the economy, as in Equation 12.
Since the focus here is the behavior of the lobby groups, we maintain the assumption that the pressure for revenues is independent of the tariff.
From Equation 14, since both lobby groups reduce the political pressure on the pollution tax, political polarization falls with a lower tariff.
On the other hand, in a model where the polluting sector expands as a result of trade liberalization, it follows that the lobbying effort of both lobby groups and, consequently, the political polarization increases.
It also competes with the Institute of Directors, another lobby group claiming to represent the small business sector.