Methods used by pressure groups

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  • Methods used by pressure groups
    • Access points and lobbying
      • Insiders who are regularly listened to by deision makers sit on policy committees
      • Keep permanent offices at their point of access
    • Public campaigning
      • Method often used by groups without direct access to government - mobilise public opinion to promote themselves
      • Mass demonstrations, creating and publicising e-petitions, using celebrities to gain publicity, acts of civil disobedience
    • Grants
      • Groups make grants to parties to find favour for their cause
    • Media campaigns
      • Groups hope that press/TV/radio will publicise their concerns
      • Some groups help finance programmes
    • Illegal methods
      • Used as a last resort

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