NUJS Law Review*
Volume 10 Issue 2 (2017)
Lobbying is a complex phenomenon, generally used to refer to activities related to influencing policy-making, particularly to influence a legislator’s vote to meet personal interests. Different countries have taken distinct approaches to understand and address lobbying. However, conceptually lobbying has remained difficult to address, due to the difficulty in identifying those interactions with legislators that constitute lobbying and those that are merely regarded as forms of advocacy. However, a large part of the debate stems from the negative perception of lobbying, which arises primarily due to the lack of clarity in the type of policy that is derived from such activities.