Pressure Groups: Good or Bad?
Arguments for Pressure groups
- Widen Power.
Strengthen representation by articulating interests and advancing views ignored by parties. Also provide a means of influencing the government between elections. Give a voice to minority voices ignored my parties.
- Promote Education
Stimulate debate and discussion, helping to create a better-informed and more educated electorate. Provide alternative sources of information. Provide technical expertise and practical advice for governments.
- Extend Participation
Provide and alternative to conventional parties and offer grass-roots activism.
- Limit Government
Defend rights and freedom, act as a check on government power. Can do this as autonomous and independent.
- Maintain Stability