Pressure Groups

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Pressure Group
Is an organization that does not want to be in government, but instead, seeks to influence government + affect its decisions/policy.
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Functional Representation
Refers to the idea that various groups represent sections of society that have particular functions- particularly occupational, social, economic and producer groups.
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Sectional/Promotional Groups
Are a way of classifying pressure groups into either sectional groups that represent a section of society, or promotional that pursue a cause or an issue.
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Insider/Outsider
Classifying groups into those that have influence inside governing circles, and those that have to influence decision makers from outside governing circles.
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Pluralism
A description of a society/political system which suggests that there are many groups, beliefs, cultures, and lifestyles that flourish together and are recognised and tolerated. Power is not in one place.
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Elitism
Suggests that power - politicial,social,economic resides in the hands of a small number of people, often known as elites
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Pluralist Democracy
Political system within which many different groups are tolerated, allowed to flourish and able to influence decision making.
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Refers to the idea that various groups represent sections of society that have particular functions- particularly occupational, social, economic and producer groups.

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Functional Representation

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Are a way of classifying pressure groups into either sectional groups that represent a section of society, or promotional that pursue a cause or an issue.

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Card 4

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Classifying groups into those that have influence inside governing circles, and those that have to influence decision makers from outside governing circles.

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Card 5

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A description of a society/political system which suggests that there are many groups, beliefs, cultures, and lifestyles that flourish together and are recognised and tolerated. Power is not in one place.

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