Functions of Pressure Groups and Methods used by Pressure groups

Functions of Pressure Groups 

  • They do perform the representative fucntion well, NAACP representing african americans 
  • However they can also be very undemocratic, NRA has a lot of influence despite being unelected 
  • Pressure groups also are good at extra participation, Marches against trump travel ban in 2016 
  • However they can also sometimes encourage the wrong type of participation, Greenpiece encouraging violent action 
  • They also provide a good education for voters, the dirty dozen by the league of conservation voters 
  • However pressure groups can also spread misinformation, tea party movement obsessed with Obamas birth certificate 
  • Pressure groups can also enhance political parties through agenda building, NAACP pledging their support for Obama
  • However sometimes can be bad, parties

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