logrolling


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log·roll·ing

 (lôg′rō′lĭng, lŏg′-)
n.
1. The exchanging of political favors, especially the trading of influence or votes among legislators to achieve passage of projects that are of interest to one another.
2. The exchanging of favors or praise, as among artists, critics, or academics.
3. See birling.

[From the early American practice of neighbors gathering to help clear land by rolling off and burning felled timber.]

logrolling

(ˈlɒɡˌrəʊlɪŋ)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US the practice of undemocratic agreements between politicians involving mutual favours, the trading of votes, etc
2. (Games, other than specified) another name for birling. See birl1

log•roll•ing

(ˈlɔgˌroʊ lɪŋ, ˈlɒg-)

n.
1. the exchange of support or favors, esp. by legislators for mutual political gain.
2. cronyism or mutual favoritism among writers, editors, or critics, as in the form of reciprocal flattering reviews.
3. the action of rolling logs to a particular place.
4. the action of rotating a log rapidly in the water by treading upon it, esp. as a competitive sport; birling.
[1785–95, Amer.]

logrolling

The practice of trading favors between politicians in order to ensure the passage of legislation or adoption of policy that favors a particular interest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.logrolling - act of exchanging favors for mutual gain; especially trading of influence or votes among legislators to gain passage of certain projects
exchange - the act of giving something in return for something received; "deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"
2.logrolling - rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)logrolling - rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
spin, twirl, twisting, whirl, twist - the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Translations

logrolling

[ˈlɒgˌrəʊlɪŋ] N (US) → intercambio m de favores políticos, sistema m de concesiones mutuas

logrolling

n (Pol) → Kuhhandel m (inf); (Sport) Wettkampf, bei dem zwei Gegner auf einem im Wasser schwimmenden Baumstamm stehen und sich durch Drehen desselben zum Fallen bringen
References in classic literature ?
Our logrolling, our stumps and their politics, our fisheries, our Negroes and Indians, our boats and our repudiations, the wrath of rogues and the pusillanimity of honest men, the northern trade, the southern planting, the western clearing, Oregon and Texas, are yet unsung.
It becomes harder and harder to distinguish logrolling from heartfelt testimonials, cheapening the regulatory process.
Reading between the lines, one can almost see the backroom deals and logrolling trades.
Such men were not his heroes, in fact he had a marked distaste for those logrolling Tammany Hall politicians at a local level whom he forever associated with the Labour Party and also unreasonably blanketed with the Welsh W Rugby Union despite its non-political nature.
The Effects of Logrolling on Congressional Voting," by Thomas Stratmann.
Citing the work of Gordon Tullock, he argues that because consensus in a democracy on spending is typically reached by logrolling, any redistribution of public goods will be driven by special interest groups that will gain a disproportionate share of the redistribution.
For example, in situations in which each member of Congress has an incentive to secure a particular benefit for her state or district, Congress might engage in political logrolling to the detriment of the United States as a whole.
On the e-Negotiation of unmatched logrolling views, in Proceedings of the 36th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-36), 6-9 January, 2003, Big Island, Hawaii.
BOSTON -- With the former chief of the trial court on the stand, the defense in the trial of three former Probation Department managers attempted Wednesday to show him acting in much the same way the defendants behaved, hiring a politically connect job-seeker with questionable qualifications and logrolling for his brother.
preferences and for the bargaining and logrolling that involves.
He argued that Kentuckians could build this road themselves because it would benefit only them--thus nipping in the bud incipient logrolling for similar projects.
That joint lobbying institution is likely to be a product of logrolling across several issues of interest to states.