Buying off pressure groups
Synonyms: Compensating vested interests
Context: Buying off pressure groups and vested interests differs from straightforward compensation of those penalized by reform processes. It is a way of overcoming obstacles to change in an overtly political way.
Counter Claim: Far from softening resistance to change, this approach tends merely to channel protest into pressure on governments about who should get the most compensation.
Subjects: InfluencingPurchasing, supplying
Type Classification: D: Detailed strategies