Meaning of Pressure Group

Government SSS 1 Third Term


Meaning of Pressure Group

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to know:

    i. Meaning of pressure group.

    ii. Types of pressure group.

    iii. Characteristics of the pressure group.

    iv. Types of pressure groups

Pressure Groups

These are the groups organised to influence government decisions socially or economically, without being elected through election activities for the control of government.

Characteristic of Pressure Groups

1. Pressure groups exist to protect the common interest of members and not to take over governance as political parties do.

2. To carry out their activities, pressure groups depend on contributions from members through levies, donations, and dues including support from other sources who appreciate their cause.

3. Pressure groups are well organised. Without organisation, pressure groups.... View More

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