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interest group

n.
A group of persons working on behalf of or strongly supporting a particular cause, such as an industry or an item of legislation.

in′terest group`


n.
a group of people drawn or acting together because of a common interest, concern, or purpose.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interest group - (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aimsinterest group - (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
social group - people sharing some social relation
special interest - an individual or group who are concerned with some particular part of the economy and who try to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor
vested interest - groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit
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The settlement authority, I argue, is essentially an insurance mechanism that pays out when special interest groups lose their legislatively created benefits.
U3A Coffee morning THE next open meeting of the Prestatyn, Rhyl & District U3A takes place on Friday, March 16 and it will be showcasing its Interest Groups. This is an opportunity for existing and potential members to find out more about the activities we have on offer and to talk to the people who lead the groups.
Districts and Special Interest Groups are each very different and yet serve the same purpose.
In contrast, the large literature on rent seeking beginning with the seminal paper by Tullock (1967), and continuing with the contributions of Krueger (1974) and Posner (1975), explains how interest groups will expend resources to capture the economic rents created by government policies.
In this paper, we explore an alternative source of the policy stability observed in democracies: special interest groups. As noted by Freedom House, a cornerstone of democracy is the granting of both political rights and civil liberties.
Circuit to oppose a lawsuit by several special interest groups.
Interest groups partake in transnational negotiation conferences en masse.
Political science and policy scholars from the US offer 15 essays on the role and impact of interest groups in US politics.
Objective: "The project aims to examine interest groups participation in EU policymaking and to investigate a fundamental question regarding the EU interest representation system: under what conditions are interest groups policy demands integrated into the policymaking process and translated into policy outcomes?
Interest Groups and Lobbying: Pursuing Political Interests in America provides a college-level, in-depth exploration of interest group politics and lobbying and their role in political decisions, analyzing how interest groups lobby various branches of government and how they succeed or fail in their efforts.
(2) The cloud divided the mobile users into different interest groups by their service information and their own information, and the users in the same interest group can collaboratively complete the service content downloading tasks, which shorten the service time of the user and reduce the economic cost of a service demand.
relevant interest groups have over the legislative process, arguing that