Lobbyists in Legislative Process (Comparative Study in the USA and Indonesia)
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- Lobbyists, Legislation, professional
Public has the right to participate in the legislative process, some interest groups attempt to influence their goals in the legislation. In the USA, Lobbyists have increase significantly in the federal and states level because interest groups must hire lobbyists to give them eyes and ears to monitor the process. There are approximately 12,000 federal registered lobbyists and more than 47,000 state registered lobbyists. Indonesia also have “unregister” lobbyists for the legislative process. Lobbying is important and it is consider as healthy influence within the political system and not “dirty”. They are professionally to represent and influence legislation and policy. Lobbyists inform lawmakers about constituent preferences and interests; They inform legislator about the effects of particular policies and problems that demand government solutions; they inform lawmakers about the preference of other lawmakers so that proponents of policy change can successfully negotiate the veto gates of Congress; and they inform the public about lawmakers’ views and efforts regarding policies This paper will describe and analyze lobbyists as a professional job in the legislative process system. There are several sub topics in such as the concept of lobbyist in legislation and how it works, the technique of lobbying, the value of lobbies, the criticism of lobbying and how to control the lobbyist.
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TY - CONF AU - Mohammad Aris PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - Lobbyists in Legislative Process (Comparative Study in the USA and Indonesia) BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Law, Governance and Globalization 2017 (ICLGG 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 167 EP - 172 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iclgg-17.2018.23 DO - 10.2991/iclgg-17.2018.23 ID - Aris2017/11 ER -