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LC control 85077890
LC classificationJF529 General
JK1118 Congress
JK2498 United States state legislatures
Topical headingLobbying
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See alsoPersuasion (Psychology)
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Politics, Practical
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Pressure groups
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Found inThe interest group society, c1989: p. 140 (best method for an interest group to approach a lobbying campaign is with strategy to influence public opinion and individuals)
Blackwell encyc. of political institutions, 1987 (lobbying; originally described attempts to influence elected representatives during the passage of legislation through Congress; the contemporary meaning is broader, referring to the practices of interest groups, directed not only at seeking support from elected members, but also from political parties, public bureaucracies and other public bodies, and from the general public through the mass media)
Roberts, G.K. Dict. of political analysis, 1971 (to "lobby" is to attempt to exercise influence on legislators, in an attempt to persuade or coerce them into taking some decision favourable to those lobbying; despite a tendency among some authorities to prefer a wider use of the term as a synonym for pressure groups or interest groups, a more restrictive definition is preferred by others)