politics unit 1

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  • pressure groups
    • function  of pressure groups
      • policy formation
        • give government information and advice
        • have some influence over the government, no election so not as democratic
      • education
        • use of media  to spread propaganda
        • Use of expert authority to raise their case
    • Disadvantages of pressure groups
      • push own views onto public, yet can't always be trusted
      • lack of accountability
  • pressure groups and political partites
    • similarities
      • many small parties are similar to pressure groups because their focuses are quite small, eg BNP
      • they both serve the cause of representation
      • they facilitate public discussion of issues
    • pressure groups
      • function  of pressure groups
        • policy formation
          • give government information and advice
          • have some influence over the government, no election so not as democratic
        • education
          • use of media  to spread propaganda
          • Use of expert authority to raise their case
      • Disadvantages of pressure groups
        • push own views onto public, yet can't always be trusted
        • lack of accountability
  • pressure group power stems from;
    • parliament and lobbying
      • outsider pressure groups may try and contact more independently minded MP's
      • getting in contact with ministers and civil servants
    • political parites
      • if you can influence them you can influence government
      • often done through party donations and funding
  • how much can they change values, opinion and perceptions
    • what makes a pressure group powerful?
      • how effectively do they push up gems on the political agenda?
      • how do you they affect policy making?
      • governments view of the pressure group
      • organisation and leadership
      • membership (size)
      • money (wealth)

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