The DDA as a tool for change - Australian Human Rights Commission
... their membership is informed about the issues under discussion and alert to the
various timetables for consultation and feedback.
3. Some organisations have established a close dialogue with the Commission
and the organisations responsible for co-ordinating the development of drafts
to ensure they p ...
The Third Face of Social Capital
... To test our hypothesis we require individual-level measures of group memberships and
assessments of support for the president, along with objective measures of presidential policy
behavior over time. We begin with the General Social Survey (GSS) for the thirteen years in
which both group involvement ...
... with FYROM and against the adoption of harsh measures against that state by
presenting this policy as serving the national interest and not just a policy supported
by a specific political party.
The above extracts illustrated the way talk about national interest was used.
There was more than one ver ...
full paper - coimbra business review
... explanation. Both lobbying and corruption/influence peddling can occur in both developed and developing countries.
Any democratic system has at its genesis a set of customary
practices with a certain degree of informality that characterize parliamentary work and the relationship between representati ...
Paper - Politics and Protest Workshop
... the 1830s, a distinctive new form of popular politics came into being on both sides
of the North Atlantic, [which] became a vehicle for a wide variety of claims, and
brought the term “social movement” into widespread use’ (Tilly, 2008, p.118-119).
In tracing the genealogy of this new form of popula ...
A Nation of Organizers - The University of Utah
... later decided to pursue national ambitions. Other
founders planned from the beginning to build a truly
national association, even if it took some time to
realize their plans. Still other founders negotiated
combinations of previously formed local or regional
groups. The General Federation of Women's ...
Interest Groups and Political Attitudes
... are synthesized to provide a novel picture of the conditional nature of group influence.
To preview, the findings suggest groups can frame political debates but when those
groups are obscure in the minds of citizens, which for many groups may be much of the
time, those groups are unlikely to conditi ...
Structuring the Inquiry into Advocacy, Vol. I
... to explore the engagement of nonprofit organizations in the policy process and the
regulation of their political activities. Nonprofit Advocacy and the Policy Process: A
Seminar Series examines the current regulation of nonprofit advocacy, proposed reforms, and the impact of regulation on nonprofit ...
... statements of intent (laws, court decisions,
executive orders) about program goals and
desired results by government officials.
– Implementation encompasses actions (and
nonactions) by a variety of actors, especially
bureaucrats, designed to put programs into effect,
ostensibly in such a way as to a ...
The Impact of Political Parties, Interest Groups
... political systems; Huber et al. (1993) contend that the nature of government
institutions “clearly shapes the potential for economic interests and organized
groups to influence policy” (713).
Sociologists have tended to begin their studies of organizational impact by
focusing on the organizations an ...
Friend or Foe? Lobbying in British Democracy
... affairs professionals for a living!
Some may be surprised that the lobbying industry has grown so large that it has developed
a dedicated recruitment service, but every month the team and I at Ellwood and Atfield help
the world’s largest multi-national corporations, FTSE 100, professional bodies, NG ...
Foundations of Effective Influence Operations
... and network level (Chapter Three), the adversary leadership coalition
level (Chapter Four), and the mass public level (Chapter Five) and identify approaches, models, and tools that might assist in the planning,
execution, and assessment of influence operations. The following are
among the conclusion ...
Advocacy groups (also known as pressure groups, lobby groups, campaign groups, interest groups, or special interest groups) use various forms of advocacy to influence public opinion and/or policy; they have played and continue to play an important part in the development of political and social systems. Groups vary considerably in size, influence, and motive; some have wide ranging long term social purposes, others are focused and are a response to an immediate issue or concern.Motives for action may be based on a shared political, religious, moral, or commercial position. Groups use varied methods to try to achieve their aims including lobbying, media campaigns, publicity stunts, polls, research, and policy briefings. Some groups are supported by powerful business or political interests and exert considerable influence on the political process, others have few such resources.Some have developed into important social, political institutions or social movements. Some powerful lobby groups have been accused of manipulating the democratic system for narrow commercial gain and in some instances have been found guilty of corruption, fraud, bribery, and other serious crimes; lobbying has become increasingly regulated as a result. Some groups, generally ones with less financial resources, may use direct action and civil disobedience and in some cases are accused of being a threat to the social order or 'domestic extremists'. Research is beginning to explore how advocacy groups use social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.