Factors affecting pressure group success

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  • Factors affecting the political influence of groups
    • Group aims
      • Practical achievability and achievable in practice.
      • Banning hand guns campaign
        • Successful in UK not in whole world
      • Public mood
        • If public more sympathetic
    • Group resources
      • Human
      • Material
      • Fathers 4justice
        • People willing to risk injury
      • Celebrity endorsements
    • Group status
      • Outsider groups- greater media
      • Groups with contact behind the scenes more likely
    • Group methods
      • Inability to achieve insider status might result in high risk strategies
      • Violent groups rarely successful


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