How PGs enhance and threaten democracy.

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  • How PGs enhance democracy
    • Keeps the govt in touch with public opinions between elections.
    • Gives political voice to minority groups.
    • Widens political participation.
    • Educates people on variety of issues.
    • Widens concentration of political power.
    • How PGs threaten democracy
      • Empowers the already powerful- those with more money are the most successful.
      • Pressure group leaders are unelected and are not publically accountable.
      • Insider groups operate behind closed doors- away from public/media scrutiny.
      • represents the minorities rather than the majorities 'tyranny of the minority'


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