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(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims

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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.
There is little doubt that more interest groups (1) are active at the transnational level than ever before.
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.
Music, Film, and Media Interest Group, Mary Simonson (msimonson@colgate.
Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) Interest Group
That is, we explore, from a theoretical and empirical perspective, the role of interest groups in creating judicial selection systems and influencing those systems once created.
The formation of interest groups and their role in decision-making processes within the field of transport history have attracted the interest of several scholars during recent decades.
Schweitzer, they argue, won by keeping all interest groups at bay, while Colorado Democrats succeeded by bringing them all together.
Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Role of Lobbies and Special Interest Groups.
We loved and admired Pope John Paul the Great for his courageous, unwavering stand for traditional family values against withering, relentless assault from "post-modernists", "progressives", immoral special interest groups, and the like.
However, options are often limited by economic concerns and political realities, which must be understood both quantitatively and in terms of competing interest groups and stakeholder perspectives.
VRG Nutrition Advisor Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, RD, joined Margo Wooten, DSc, of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in presenting a session titled "The Impact of Interest Groups on Federal Food and Nutrition Policy Throughout the Lifecycle" at the annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association in Philadelphia.
I have belonged to various special interest groups (environmental, political, military), and I want to be able to speak up collectively.
org) if you wish to join the group for balloting of this method or if you need to check the status of your membership in any interest groups for review and development of TAPPI test methods.
These special interest groups want to gain control by gerrymandering districts so their friends can get elected.