interest group


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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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In the case of postcontractual opportunism, a legislator could, for example, accept payment from a special interest group in exchange for favorable legislation, only to vote subsequently against such legislation.
After an interest is expressed, the community interest group will then be given another four and half months to make the final bid.
Far from being a purely academic exercise, the ambiguity of the implied direction of causation between interest group activity and the size of government has both social and policy implications.
Our measure of interest group activity is the number of interest groups.
This characterization of interest group activity is also useful when aiming to explain lobbying at TCs.
respond only one of the requests from the users in a interest group to ease the traffic and service requests of the Internet by some way.
and to sketch the outlines of a taxonomy of interest group
In addition Connor serves at the national level as Secretary for Health Literacy Nursing Special Interest Group, part of the Health Literacy Annual Research Conference.
Heath Brown turns the spotlight on this neglected phase of activity, considering the role and impact of interest groups as a president-elect tries to shape his coming administration.
The Breast Interest Group of Southern Africa supports mammographic screening that adheres to scientifically sound principles.
The article concludes that interest group participation in citizen engagement activities is consistent with the core concepts of citizen engagement.
Meshal Al-Shamari, director of Qatar Green Building Council, welcomed participants and introduced the event, stating the establishment and launch of the Green Hotel Interest Group was "timely amidst the flurry of activity following last year's announcement that Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the forthcoming CoP18"