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PRESSURE GROUPS

KT Pressure Groups: are groups of like-minded people who come together on the basis
of shared interest or commonly held belief in order to put pressure on policy makers at
Westminster and beyond. Key to a pluralist society.
Since the 1950s and 1960s pressure group activity has moved…

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INSIDER OUSIDER TYPOLOGY
Developed by Wyn Grant.

INSIDER

Regular contact with decision makers
Generally work behind the scenes rather than embarrassing government with high profile
stunts
Enjoy a closer and more positive role with government
CORE INSIDERS: Are often consulted by government across a broad range of areas and
have…

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PRESSURE GROUP TYPOLOGIES
First developed by JD Stewart.

SECTIONAL

Sometimes known as private interest/interest/protectionist groups.
Aim to advance the shared interests of their members as opposed to a broader cause.
Normally `exclusive' in that you must often meet requirements to join.
Those joining the British Medical Association must be medical…

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