Community Movements: A Sociocybernetical Approach to Citizen Lobby.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC51 Sociocybernetics (host committee)

Language: English

The growing demand for transparency asked by the civil society has been living parallel to discontent and distrust of the institutional policies, causing the appearance of new management phenomena of influence and legitimate pressure on decision-making public, anteroom  to citizen lobby.

The study of the defense of private interests with the intention of influencing the legislative and executive powers has not been reciprocated, with the detailed attention of the doctrine, and when itself has been studied the focus has been exclusively considered traditional, not adapting it to the reality of social and community movements not only in Spain, but in Europe.

Facing with this little doctrinal interest is proposed to extend the concept and adapt it to the european reality, which have been introduced  the facts of 'grassroots' and 'astroturf' two forms of community systems in lobbying that turn,s literally, the social perception of lobbying. The Affected by Mortgage Platform and the self-styled "social tides" have put on the table a new form of pressure, so the first objective is the revision of the traditional concept of lobbying to include practices of astroturfing and grassroots of different social movements with a sociocybernetical approach.

This would  show empirically whether this model of participation represents a new approach to concepts such as lobbying or revolving door, analyzing to what extent and modify the participation of new organizations of interests and lobbyists.

Session Organizer:
Pedro NAVARRO, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Elisa Margarita MAASS, RC51 member, Mexico
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