What means lobbying?
Lobbying aims to impress upon the government of special interests augments. A structure (business, professional organizations, NGOs …) generally hires a lobbyist when a decision is preparing that may affect the organization of its industry or its vital interests. By his knowledge of the wheels of public decision, the lobbyist asserts its positions by disseminating targeted and structured information.
Lobbying, pressure instruments, democracy:
Lobbying is differently considered according to cultures. It has often bad press in Latin countries and may be assimilated wrongly to pressure on the government. As a matter of fact, when a decision is made public within the framework of democratic debate, the decision makers need information. Lobbying defends specific interests by transmitting the right information to the right person. The decision belongs ultimately to the politic who arbitrates between different polical interests. Lobbying therefore contributes to democratic process, by spreading useful information once they are reliable.