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Interest Group 

A voluntary, membership-based organization that lobbies governments on issues of concern to its members.

(Pal, 2006, p. 274)

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In addition to private interest groups, there may also exist public interest groups who advocate on behalf of the public good rather than the direct self-interest of their members; their emphasis tends to thus be on advocacy for causes and the public interest rather than economic lobbying.

     

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