Grant's typology 2000

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Insider Groups

  • Regularly consulted by government
  • Good Access to corridors of power
  • RSPB.
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Outsider Groups

  • Do not want government access or are unable to attain recognition.
  • #UKuncut
  • Rural rebels
  • Farmers For Action
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  • The distinction is not clear cut. Some groups pursue insider and outsider strategies at the same time.
  • Friends of the Earth.
  • More groups have a 'insider' status that Grant originally intended.
  • Some groups are consulted by government (sometimes en mass) and their influence may be marginal.
  • The distinction is less valid today because new forms of politics have arisen.
  • More involvement and more arenas (EU). Groups may concentrate on Brussels, are these insider or outsider?
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