Success and Failures of PGs

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  • Success and failures of PGs.
    • Success
      • Wealth
        • Those with more funding are able to promote through advertising and media.
      • Size
        • Bigger PGs usually have a bigger influence.
      • Organisation and leadership.
        • These could be more efficient and get things done.
      • Govt Support
        • Could influence govt through direct consultation on legislation and formality.
          • Examples: Labour Party supports trade unions like NUT. Conservatives supports the CBI.
      • Media attention and public support.
        • Good portrayal in the media could increase public support, increasing public awareness.
      • Ability to educate the public.
        • This would raise awareness and influence the public.
      • Affectiveness of the opposition
        • The opposition could be weak which will increase strength of the PG.
    • Pluralism
      • This is the theory of distribution of political power spread widely and evenly in society.
        • Based on the representation of citizens through their membership of PGs, have political influence, have many resources and no dominant group that can challenge them
          • Have a positive view of PG politics.
            • This is the theory of distribution of political power spread widely and evenly in society.
              • Based on the representation of citizens through their membership of PGs, have political influence, have many resources and no dominant group that can challenge them
                • Have a positive view of PG politics.
        • Success
          • Wealth
            • Those with more funding are able to promote through advertising and media.
          • Size
            • Bigger PGs usually have a bigger influence.
          • Organisation and leadership.
            • These could be more efficient and get things done.
          • Govt Support
            • Could influence govt through direct consultation on legislation and formality.
              • Examples: Labour Party supports trade unions like NUT. Conservatives supports the CBI.
          • Media attention and public support.
            • Good portrayal in the media could increase public support, increasing public awareness.
          • Ability to educate the public.
            • This would raise awareness and influence the public.
          • Affectiveness of the opposition
            • The opposition could be weak which will increase strength of the PG.
      • Failures
        • Media
          • Bad portrayal in the media could change supporter's opinions to negative ones.
        • Size
          • Small PGs could have little support as they aren't big enough to take direct action and raise awareness.
        • Not representing their cause or shared attitudes.
          • This could lead to failure as their members may leave because of this.
        • Not compromising with the govt.
          • Outsider groups tend to have less influence as they don't have any contact with the govt.
          • This could lead to the govt hating them, or not getting anything resolved or legislation to come out of their campaigns.
        • Violence
          • This could change public opinion to a negative one, as many feel that violence leads to nothing but tension.
      • Elitism
        • This is the theory of political power is concentrated in the hands of the few.
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