Politics, Unit 1, Pressure Groups

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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


Lauren Allison


v. useful, thankyou (:

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