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lobby against (someone or something)

To try to influence someone, especially an elected official or group of elected officials, against someone or something. A number of high-profile corporations have been lobbying against the supreme court nominee. We've been lobbying against legislation aimed at tightening voter access for the last half a century.
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lobby for (someone or something)

To try to influence someone, especially an elected official or group of elected officials, on behalf or in favor of someone or something. A number of high-profile corporations have been lobbying for a supreme court judge with a proven track record of pro-business decisions. We will continue to lobby for common-sense drug enforcement policies as long as people are still being imprisoned for unreasonable lengths of time for such minor infractions.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lobby against something

to solicit support against something, such as a piece of legislation or a government regulation. We sent a lot of lawyers to the state capital to lobby against the bill, but it passed anyway. They lobbied against the tax increase.
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lobby for something

to solicit support for something among the members of a voting body, such as the Congress. Tom is always lobbying for some reform bill or other. The manufacturers lobbied for tax relief.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Where unions, business firms and interest groups used to find themselves widely represented in government committees and other government bodies, today the same groups instead seek to achieve influence through, among other things, parliamentary lobbyism and media lobbyism (Johansson & Larsson 2015: 129).
The mediatisation of politics as well as the decline in corporatism has led to rise in lobbyism in Scandinavia according to the studies mentioned above.
Focusing on types of lobbyism, Christiansen & Rommetvedt (1999) identify two types of lobby strategies: one type directed at parliamentary actors and therefore named 'parliamentary lobbyism', and one type of strategy directed at administrative actors and thus named 'administrative lobbyism'.
Studies looking at the development of lobbyism in the different Scandinavian countries are nonetheless still few in number.
In Sweden, there are some studies that look at lobbyism in relation to the Swedish Parliament.
In Denmark, only one report on lobbyism has been done, and it was done by a PR company that specialises in lobbyism.
In the studies mentioned in the sections above, we find evidence to support the argument that the combination of both the mediatisation of politics and the decline in corporatism are amongst the structural changes that have given rise to increased lobbyism and a growing PR sector across Scandinavia.
However, we do not only focus on lobbyism. Inspired by the study by Garsten et al.
The table shows, first of all, that many former MPs find positions outside the field of lobbyism, unions, think tanks and interest groups.
Looking more closely at the remaining job positions, 24 of these positions has been registered as lobbyism. Popular job titles here include 'Head of PA', 'Public Affairs Manager' or 'Consultant'.
Other examples of Taneva's lobbyism include the amendments in the Hunting Act, the Farming Lands Ownership Act, the Uncultivated Lands Act, all serving the interests of land owners, according to the accusations.
Bulgaria's Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov denied accusations of lobbyism during Parliament's Friday sitting and explained that the requirement which has been abolished refers to the comfort of the buses and not to their safety.