Pressure Groups & other influences

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Pressure groups aim to influence policies and political decisions or change public attitudes

PRESSURE GROUP FUNCTIONS:

  • Influencing policy
  • Political education
  • Political participation

INSIDER GROUPS:

  • Have regular contact with decision makers
  • E.g. CBI (Confederation of British Industry)
  • Involve working 'inside' the political system

OUTSIDER GROUPS:

  • Not consulted by the government, do not have direct and regular…

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