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Define a sectional group?
A Pressure Group that represents a section of society. Only interested in the interests of that group and have narrow roles. For example: National Union of Students - tuition fees would have benefitted all (parents wider society etc)
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Define a Promotional Group
Groups that are concerned with a cause or issue. Open to all members of community and they believe their cause will benefit everybody. For example: ASH (association for smoking and health) focuses on smoking issues-smoking ban in July 2007 benefit al
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Define Functional Representation?
The idea that various groups of society have particular functions - particularly occupational, social, economic and producer groups.
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Define Pluralism?
A society or political system which suggests that there are many groups, beliefs, cultures and lifestyles that flourish together and are tolerated.
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Define elitism?
A society/political system which suggests that power resides in the hands of a small number of people, known as 'elites'.
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Summarise methods used by pressure groups?
Lobby ministers, sitting on committees, Organising mass demonstrations, media campaigns, civil disobedience, internet campaigns, e-petitions.
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What does success mean in terms of pressure groups.
Achieves the passage of a particular piece of legislation (Ghurkas), Prevents unfriendly legislation (Prevented Uk from Working Time Directive), stops actions from taking place (Turbine Watch 321), Profile of issue is raised (Occupy movement)
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Define Pluralist Democracy
A political system where many groups are tolerated, allowed to flourish and able to influence decision making.
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