In politics, regulatory capture (also agency capture and client politics) is a form of corruption of authority that occurs when a political entity, policymaker, or regulator is co-opted to serve the commercial, ideological, or political interests of a minor constituency, such as a particular geographic area, industry, profession, or ideological group.

(“Regulatory Capture” 2022)

Often the ultimate goal is Rent-seeking behaviors.


“Regulatory Capture.” 2022. Wikipedia, November.