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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
8th Grade Social Studies - St. John the Evangelist School
... Example: In a nondemocratic political system, a subject passively follows the ruler or rulers. In
a democratic political system, a citizen may play an active role in making laws or in selecting
representatives to make them.
Social Studies - Little Flower School
... 8.1.26 Develop and interpret United States history timelines from 1750 to 1877 by designating appropriate
intervals of time and recording events according to the chronological order in which they occurred.
Comprehension, Analysis, and Interpretation
8.1.27 Recognize historical perspective by identif ...
saw it here. - Of Arms and the Law
... Limbaugh or former President Bush), and those that focus upon issues such as
the environment or opposition to war. It may include groups and individuals that
are dedicated to a single issue, such as withdrawal from Iraq, preventing
climate change, or promoting animal rights. It must be borne in mind ...
Intro to Comparative Government
... Who is eligible to vote? Do elections affect
Factors that influence political beliefs and
behaviors – Do they make a difference in
citizens’ political beliefs and behaviors?
... • The ways in which citizens vote and otherwise participate in political life (AP 2.d)
• Factors that influence citizens to differ from one another in terms of political beliefs and behaviors (AP 2.e)
• give examples of the processes used by individuals, political parties, interest groups, or the me ...
Lesson 1 - public opinion
... Public Opinion : the ideas and attitudes that most people hold about elected officials, candidates,
government, and political issues
“opinion of the public”
Public opinion plays two key roles in a democracy.
1. public opinion helps shape the decisions that officials make.
-government officials often ...
AP US Government - Lake County Schools
... well as third parties, form an important segment of this material.
Students must also consider the political roles played by a variety of lobbying and interest groups. Important
features of this section of the course include an explanation for why some interests are represented by organized
groups w ...
Political Facets of Conflict
... and recognize the fact that you cannot really separate them, but their categorizations are
typically based around one or other of the two major foci. The types of possible social
groups depend upon the types of potential subsistence and the types of subsistence
depend upon the size and stratificatio ...
Presentation - Institute for South Asia Studies
... – A fragmenting, exclusive rather than cohesive force?
– Considerable heterogeneity; thematic common to both
upper/lower class RWAs is activism over land/property (former
concerned with land use, zoning, regularization, protection of
property values and latter with tenure security, titles, acquisiti ...
Associational and Political Participation in European Cities
... Very large differences across cities, and also
substantial differences within cities across migrant
groups in several cities.
Large gaps in several cities with autochthonous
population (Milan, Geneva, Zurich, Oslo), moderate
in Madrid, Lyon and Stockholm.
Important differences for the same group acr ...
unit 3 frqs
... (2004) Different interest groups will choose different techniques to achieve their objectives
based on their resources, characteristics and goals.
a) (2004) Describe each of the following techniques and explain why an interest group
would choose each technique
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.