Distinguish between ‘pressure groups’ and ‘movement groups’ with examples.
Pressure groups form organisation and they promote their interests. On the other hand, movements have loose organisation:
- Pressure groups are of two types
(i) Sectional and
(ii) Public interest groups.
Movements are also of two different types
(i) Issue specific and
(ii) General movements or to say short term movements and long term movements.
- Pressure groups influence the decisions of the government to get their demand, but Movements influence in making decision, they are more informal and flexible.
- Pressure groups represent some common or general interest that need to be defended. They influence the decisions of the government to get their demands. But in Movements they are not very strict and confident.
- Pressure groups represent an organised section of groups. Movements depend much on spontaneous mass participation.