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Last, but not least, strong lobbying regulation would clearly represent a push towards a strong democratic system based on transparency, stability, communication, social participation, political correctness, honesty and efficiency, as the use of power governed by legitimacy, low tolerance for corruption and income distributed rather evenly--could contribute to a higher level of social progress (Dan, 2017).
However, several US-based entities including corporates such as Boeing and some industry groupings - including Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) and Chamber of Commerce of the USA - have stepped up their lobbying with the American lawmakers on India-related issues, as per the latest lobby disclosure reports.
Actual lobbying spending is likely to be higher than reported because when organisations declared their lobby spend within a range, researchers took the lower figure.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines lobbying as "a group of people seeking to influence politicians or public officials on a particular issue."'s definition is, "The act of attempting to influence business and government leaders to create legislation or conduct an activity that will help a particular organization." From the legal world, one definition of lobbying is "any personal solicitation of a member of the legislative body during a session thereof, by private interview, or letter or message, or other means and appliances not addressed solely to the judgment, to favor or oppose, or to vote for or against any bill...."
Yet despite the low level of spending on lobbying, there is little doubt that Congress has tremendous power to help or hinder entire industries.
Lobbying is a process that contributes to citizen participation in the creation or modification of public policies, and occupies an important position in contemporary democratic societies.
Lobbying as noted by Berg (2007) is an accepted and legal process that allows the voice of citizen groups, association, labor union, corporations and others to be heard in the political arena.
The register helps to make lobbying activities more transparent.
Canada's federal Lobbying Act is focussed on the lobbyist rather than the lobbied.
(i) To inquire into recent media reports on disclosures of Wal-Mart before the US Senate regarding their lobbying activities and details.