Failure factors of pressure groups

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  • Failure factors of pressure groups
    • Small groups with limited funds
      • Typically are newly emerged groups or represent people with a rare cause, eg. rare medical conditions
      • Problem also related to hyperpluralism - smaller groups drowned out by excessive group politics
    • Unsympathetic government
      • Trade unions have problems influencing Conservative governments
      • Labour isn't sympathetic to groups who want to oppose social reform
    • Powerful countervailing groups
      • A group is constantly defeated by a counter group that most likely has public opinion and government on its side
    • Public opinion
      • Groups that have more conservative views tend to be at a disadvantage
      • Can be a decisive factor

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