Pressure groups and other influences

What do pressure groups do?
They try to influence government to adopt their ideas and points of view and not to pass policy they disapprove of
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How many different types of pressure group are there?
3
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Name the different types of pressure group.
Sectional groups (interest groups), Cause groups (promotional groups), Social movements
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What is a sectional group?
Promote the interests of an occupation or group in a society like trade unions
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What is a cause group?
Focused on achieving a particular goal or drawing attention to a set of issues or group of them.
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What is a social group?
More loosely structured version of cause groups, tend to be linked to a traditional pressure group but also may be just linked to a specific protest
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Name the types of categories pressure groups fit into dependant on their relationship with the government
Insider groups and Outsider groups
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Outline how insider groups work?
They rely on ministerial contacts and civil servants to achieve their aims, tend to have similar goals to the government
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Name the different types of group within insider groups.
High and Low profile
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Outline how High profile groups work
Groups like CBI supplement their lobbying with the use of the media to make their case
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Outline how Low profile groups work
Rely on more discreet contacts in civil servants and ministers
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Outline how outsider groups work?
They tend to have less mainstream ideas, they may meet the government and create a dialogue or may prefer to keep seperate from it.
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How many different types of pressure group are there?

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Name the different types of pressure group.

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What is a sectional group?

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What is a cause group?

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