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Running head: LOBBYING VS. BRIBERY 1 The Difference Between Lobbying and Bribery Bobby Bush AIU
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Running head: LOBBYING VS. BRIBERY 2 Abstract The purpose of this paper is to try and identify the difference between lobbying and bribery.
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Running head: LOBBYING VS. BRIBERY 3 The Difference Between Lobbying and Bribery Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body by promoting a point of view that is conducive to an individual's or organization's goals. Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behavior of a person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. In Black's Law Dictionary "Bribery" is defined as the offering, giving, receiving or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions as an official or other person in discharge of a public or legal duty. The difference between lobbying and bribery is that lobbying is a legal form of actively supporting a cause or position while bribery involves the giving of money or other incentives to persuade somebody, in authority, to do something that is dishonest or illegal. Bribes are unmistakably considered to be unethical, but people's opinions change when
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course BUSINESS BUSN150-10 taught by Professor Erikaorr during the Spring '10 term at American InterContinental University.

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