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.
The worst in politics / When the demands of special interests are channeled through a welcoming political process, logrolling (that is, political horse trading) on a grand scale engulfs politicians.
a strong rebuke to the political logrolling of today.
Fourth--and perhaps most importantly--votes on ballot initiatives are single-shot transactions, so minorities cannot protect themselves through logrolling or coalition building.
When we reduce a peace agreement, a trade treaty, or EU membership to a single sentence or sound bite, genuine democratic debate gives way to the political noise of opt-outs, logrolling, and side deals.
Logrolling was ultimately the key to lifting the ban: Republicans wanted oil exports and Democrats wanted investment tax credits for solar and wind energy.
Mason follows this edifying vignette of Romantic logrolling with a modern instance: Amazon's swift turn from "savior" of literature into sales agent, as it merged its initially independent editorial staff with the marketing division and began to sell packaged reviews and prominent placement to authors and publishers.
In addition to McDonnell, Silverglate cites current prosecutions involving patronage by a Massachusetts official and attempted logrolling by former Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois.
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.
Firstly, Logrolling, schema number six in this study, was noticeably less in use among Japanese than among the Finnish negotiators studied.