Mass Precision in Digital Lobbying – a Myth or a Fact?

Bade Kızılaslan, Fréderic Christoph Heymans, Florian Baronyai, Ibtissam Amri, Lilia Kaberova, Margaryta Makovetska, Nevena Nedeljkovic, Omar Djedidi, Raquel Del Ri, Vera Sordini

How Does Lobbying Change with the Digitalization?

Lobbying, a persuasive form of action towards policy and decision makers, has changed over the years. Institutions, corporations, and interest groups with immense resources and well-skilled activists have used lobbying as a powerful way to push legislation in their favour. With the development of computing technologies, often referred to as ‘Big Data’, lobbyists today are better equipped than ever before.

Not only is there more information available, but it is also more easily accessible – regardless of time zones or location. We are only a few clicks away from accessing huge data banks that we can use to back up arguments with proficient facts and figures.

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Do You Want to Change the World?Lobbying Might Help You, And Technology Also.

Anna Claudia Pinheiro Gomes, Elisar Khattab, Kristyna Robova, Tzuhan Yu

Forget the suit and the money. Grab your online toolbox and become a citizen lobbyist!

What is the impact of your daily actions on society? Perhaps you always wanted to make a difference in the world, but never knew how to channel this desire.  On a TEDx, Alberto Alemanno, Professor of EU Law at HEC Paris, said that we usually think of only two ways to make progress in society. The first one is to vote. The second, to run for office. One seems to little, the other might be too much. But what if there was a third option?

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