The dualistic nature of lobbying in modern democracies

P. S. Kanevskiy
2019 Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta: Seriâ 18, Sociologiâ i Politologiâ  
The development of lobbying in the modern world is directly related to the dynamics of democratic regimes. The interaction between interest groups and the state is inherent in the nature of constitutional democracies. However, as shown in this article, lobbying in a democracy can be viewed from two opposite perspectives — as a continuation of the spirit of democracy and the development of a dialogue between the civil society and the state and as a deviation from the principles of representative
more » ... democracy. The article analyzes the categories of public and private interests and it is shown that the interpretation of the role of interest groups and lobbying in a society depends on how we understand the interest and whom we consider as carriers of political interests. It is shown how in the XXth century a classical discussion was developing around the role of interest groups in politics and that this discussion has not lost its relevance today.
doi:10.24290/1029-3736-2018-24-4-125-134 fatcat:vk444nwkkvdvlgitxmhe5kkswq