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Daniil A. Parenkov Dr Ivan D. Loshkariov Mikhail B. Klimenko

Abstract

The article discusses the lobbying activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Orthodox Church of Cyprus. Both religious interest groups rely on inside lobbying strategies based on their institutional expertise and resources. At the same time, while the Catholic Church in the US is characterised by a combination of inside/ outside strategies and framing of its own requests, the Cyprus Orthodox Church prefers a direct impact on policy-makers and does not seek to adapt the language of their political and religious messages.

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Keywords

lobbying, religion, Cyprus, church, USCCB

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